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Table 1 Participant characteristics at time of interview (n = 45 participants)

From: Abortion experiences among Zanzibari women: a chain-referral sampling study

   N (%)
Age at interview (mean 31.1 years)   
  <20 years 0 (0)
20–29 years 24 (53)
30–39 years 13 (29)
>40 years 8 (18)
Relationship status at interview
  Single, never married 10 (22)
Married 30 (67)
Divorced/widowed 5 (11)
Number of lifetime terminations   
  1 40 (89)
2 4 (9)
3+ 1 (2)
Number of pregnancies at time of interview
  1 10 (22)
2 8 (18)
3 4 (9)
4+ 23 (51)
Range (mean) 1–8 (3.5)
Number of living children at time of interview  
  0 11 (25)
  1 8 (18)
  2 8 (18)
  3 6 (14)
  4+ 11 (25)
  Missing 1  
  Range (mean) 0–6 (2.1)
Ever contraception use (lifetime)   
  Never used contraception 7 (16)
  Calendar/rhythm method or withdrawal 12 (27)
  Condom 9 (20)
  Oral contraceptive pills 25 (57)
  Depo injection 15 (34)
  Hormonal implant or IUD 5 (11)
  Tubal ligation/hysterectomy 1 (2)