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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of all participants, of participants who used contraception, and of participants who reported a pregnancy. Sao Paulo, 2012

From: Contraceptive use following spontaneous and induced abortion and its association with family planning services in primary health care: results from a Brazilian longitudinal study

Variables All participants Participants who used contraception Participants who reported pregnancy
  Time Point Time Point Time Point
  Month 1 Month 6 Month 1 Month 6 Endline
Mean age (years) 29.1 (7.4) 29.6 (7.3) 29.5 (6.8) 29.7 (7.4) 26.8 (6.9)
Mean age at first intercourse (years) 17.2 (2.9) 17.4 (2.9) 17.2 (3.1) 17.4 (2.8) 16.9 (1.9)
Mean age at first pregnancy (years) 21.7 (5.2) 21.9 (5.1) 22.0 (4.9) 21.7 (5.0) 20.7 (5.1)
Mean number of previous pregnancies 2.5 (1.4) 2.5 (1.4) 2.6 (1.4) 2.6 (1.5) 2.3 (1.1)
Mean educational level (years) 9.3 (2.5) 9.5 (2.5) 9.5 (2.6) 9.3 (2.6) 9.8 (1.4)
Color (%)      
White 49.6 55.2 50.6 52.9 47.1
Brown 45.6 40.0 47.1 44.7 52.9
Black 4.8 4.8 2.3 2.4 -
Religion (%)      
Catholic 43.5 43.8 46.0 45.9 35.4
Protestant 32.7 35.2 31.0 34.1 29.4
Other 6.1 5.7 6.9 5.9 17.6
None 17.7 15.3 16.1 14.1 17.6
Employed (%) 59.9 60.9 64.4 58.8 58.8
Current living with partner (%) 76.9 76.2 82.8 74.1 88.2
Desire to have more children (%) 66.7 66.7 70.1 66.5 76.5
Previous pregnancy plan (%)      
Planned 29.9 31.4 29.9 27.1 41.2
Ambivalent 49.0 49.5 50.6 50.6 35.3
Unplanned 21.1 19.1 19.5 22.3 23.5
Total number of women 147 105a 87 85 17
  1. Standard deviation (sd) in parentheses
  2. anot included 17 women who reported a pregnancy