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Table 3 Percentage of women with specific opinions by use status (Matlab)

From: Women’s attitudes and beliefs towards specific contraceptive methods in Bangladesh and Kenya

Attributes Pills Injectables Implants
  Current users Past users Never users Current users Past users Never users Current users Past users Never users
Access
 Easy 98.6 98.3 92.4 98.5 95.5 84.0 96.5 87.5 64.7
 Hard 1.4 1.5 5.0 1.5 4.2 13.0 1.8 12.5 25.8
 Don’t know/unsure 0.0 0.2 2.6 0.0 0.3 3.0 1.7 0.0 9.5
Effectiveness
 Yes 99.8 99.4 98.5 98.9 99.1 98.1 100.0 96.4 96.9
 No 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.0 3.6 0.5
 Don’t know 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 2.6
Cause health problems
 Yes, serious 0.9 3.8 3.3 2.2 11.0 6.7 1.8 28.6 8.0
 Yes, not serious 10.6 23.6 24.7 22.6 43.3 29.5 24.6 35.7 14.5
 No 88.5 72.4 36.6 75.3 45.5 23.6 71.9 28.6 9.0
 Don’t know 0.0 0.2 35.4 0.0 0.2 40.2 1.7 7.1 68.5
Interfere with menstruation
 Yes 6.0 9.0 5.8 67.9 72.2 41.8 43.9 53.6 14.0
 No 93.8 90.6 56.6 31.0 27.5 14.0 52.6 39.3 11.1
 Don’t know 0.2 0.4 37.6 1.1 0.3 44.2 3.5 7.1 74.9
Cause unpleasant side effect
 Yes 14.1 31.9 26.5 26.3 52.3 31.8 29.8 57.1 17.4
 No 85.8 67.7 37.9 73.3 47.3 26.0 66.7 37.5 10.1
 Don’t know 0.2 0.4 36.6 0.4 0.4 42.2 3.5 5.4 72.5
Unsafe to use for a long time
 Yes, should take a break 18.9 24.7 14.8 24.5 27.0 20.5 36.8 37.5 19.4
 No, safe for long time 79.8 73.4 69.9 74.4 72.1 60.9 61.4 53.6 52.5
 Don’t know 1.3 1.9 15.2 1.1 0.9 18.6 1.8 8.9 28.1
Cause infertility
 Yes, perhaps 6.5 10.3 7.6 6.1 7.1 6.2 3.5 0.0 4.3
 No 90.9 85.9 76.6 91.8 89.9 78.6 87.7 91.1 74.0
 Don’t know 2.6 3.8 15.8 2.1 3.0 15.2 8.8 8.9 21.7
FP use among friends, relatives
 Most 32.5 24.2 18.0 27.8 20.3 10.7 1.8 1.8 0.7
 About half 15.0 10.5 11.3 18.0 14.7 13.8 7.0 5.3 1.1
 Few 48.8 56.1 55.8 47.9 54.3 52.3 71.9 67.9 39.7
 None 1.8 5.0 5.2 3.0 6.2 11.6 8.8 21.4 28.8
 Don’t know 1.9 4.2 9.7 3.3 4.5 11.6 10.5 3.6 29.7
Experiences of friends, relatives (1)
 Satisfactory 98.4 95.3 92.4 95.8 88.8 87.3 93.5 71.4 76.6
 Unsatisfactory 0.5 3.5 1.3 2.6 9.7 3.7 4.3 21.4 8.2
 Mixed/Don’t know 1.1 1.3 6.3 1.6 1.5 9.0 2.2 7.1 15.1
Husband’s approval
 Approve 98.8 94.9 63.8 97.6 88.9 48.9 96.5 67.9 16.6
 Disapprove 1.2 4.6 22.7 2.4 10.6 38.6 3.5 25.0 66.8
 Don’t know 0.0 0.5 13.5 0.0 0.5 12.5 0.0 7.1 16.6
Satisfied with use
 Satisfied 92.2 69.7 91.3 51.1 87.7 39.3
 Unsatisfied 4.8 27.7 8.0 47.2 10.5 51.8
 Mixed/Neither 3.0 2.6 0.7 1.7 1.8 8.9
Mean net positive score (2) 74.8 60.9 48.8 53.3 34.7 31.0 45.8 19.2 24.0
Mean % of don’t know (3) 0.8 1.4 19.2 1.0 1.2 22.0 3.9 5.1 38.4
TOTAL(N) 662 1399 539 461 877 1245 57 56 2140
  1. (1) Amongst those knowing some friends were using the methods
  2. (2) Mean percent difference between percentages of women who gave positive and negative responses among the above attributes except husband’s approval
  3. (3) Mean percent of women who said "don’t know" to the above attributes except experiences of a method in social network and husband’s approval
  4. Note: Chi-square test was conducted to assess associations between each of the above attributes and use status. The p-values were all 0.01 or smaller except the perceptions on effectiveness of injectables (p = 0.067)