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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: A randomized controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone app instant messaging to increase the acceptability of effective contraception among young people in Tajikistan

  Control N = 298, % (n) Intervention N = 275, % (n) All participants N = 573, % (n)
Age mean [sd] 20.00 [2.41] 19.93 [2.24] 19.98 [2.33]
16–19 53.02 (158) 56.73 (156) 54.80 (314)
20–24 46.98 (140) 43.27(119) 45.20(259)
Gender female 45.97(137) 47.27 (130) 46.60 (267)
male 54.03 (161) 52.73 (145) 53.40 (306)
Marital status married 6.71 (20) 5.82 (16) 6.28 (36)
not-married 93.29 (278) 94.18 (259) 93.72 (537)
Number of children 0 95.64 (285) 97.09 (267) 96.34 (552)
1 2.01 (6) 2.18 (6) 2.09 (12)
2 or more 2.35 (7) 0.73 (2) 1.57 (9)
Ethnicity Tajik 92.62 (276) 93.82 (258) 93.19 (534)
Russian 2.35 (7) 0.36 (1) 1.40 (8)
Uzbek 5.03 (15) 5.45 (15) 5.24 (30)
other 0 (0) 0.36 (1) 0.17 (1)
Occupation school 17.79 (53) 17.09 (47) 17.45 (100)
university 68.46 (204) 70.55 (194) 69.46 (398)
working 10.74 (32) 10.55 (29) 10.65 (61)
training 0.67 (2) 0 (0) 0.35 (2)
parent 0.34 (1) 0 (0) 0.17 (1)
not working 1.68 (5) 1.82 (5) 1.75 (10)
university & working 0.34 (1) 0 (0) 0.17 (1)
Highest level of education completed primary 12.75 (38) 13.09 (36) 12.91 (74)
secondary 66.11 (197) 59.64 (164) 63.00 (361)
university 19.46 (58) 25.82 (71) 22.51 (129)
other 1.68 (5) 1.45 (4) 1.57 (9)
Current pregnancy intention (‘Do you want a pregnancy now?) yes 3.02 (9) 4.00 (11) 3.49 (20)
no 12.42 (37) 5.82 (16) 9.25 (53)
unsure 1.01 (3) 0.73 (2) 0.87 (5)
not marrieda 83.56 (249) 89.45 (246) 86.39 (495)
Baseline method none 31.88 (95) 29.45 (81) 30.72 (176)
male condom 2.01 (6) 1.09 (3) 1.57 (9)
IUDb 0.67 (2) 0 (0) 0.35 (2)
not marrieda 65.10 (194) 69.09 (190) 67.02 (384)
LAMc 0 (0) 0.36 (1) 0.17 (1)
other 0.34 (1) 0 (0) 0.17 (1)
At least one effective method is acceptable yes 2.68 (8) 1.82 (5) 2.27 (13)
no 97.32 (290) 98.18 (270) 97.73 (560)
Pill acceptability yes 1.34 (4) 0.73 (2) 1.05 (6)
no 98.66 (294) 99.27 (273) 98.95 (567)
IUD acceptability yes 1.34 (4) 0 (0) 0.70 (4)
no 98.66 (294) 100 (275) 99.30 (569)
Injection acceptability yes 0.67 (2) 1.45 (4) 1.05 (6)
no 99.33 (296) 98.55 (271) 98.95 (567)
Implant acceptability yes 0.34 (1) 0.73 (2) 0.52 (3)
no 99.66 (297) 99.27 (273) 99.48 (570)
  1. aThe response ‘not married’ was used as a proxy for not being sexually active
  2. bIUD Intrauterine device
  3. cLAM Lactational amenorrhea method