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Table 5 Reasons for choosing different contraceptive methods (%)

From: The socioeconomic and lifestyle determinants of contraceptive use among Chinese college students: a cross-sectional study

  Oral/injectable contraceptiveb    Condomb    ECsb   
male female χ2 Pra male female χ2 Pra male female χ2 Pra
n = 101 n = 55    n = 1122 n = 956    n = 141 n = 70   
Sexual partner’s request 49 33 3.62 0.06 26 15 38.59 < 0.01 26 24 0.07 0.79
Accessibility 22 24 0.07 0.79 23 19 5.01 0.03 23 16 0.95 0.33
Affordability 21 20 0.01 0.91 12 8 9.43 < 0.01 15 7 2.02 0.16
Practicality 36 49 2.67 0.10 58 59 0.09 0.76 51 69 3.94 0.05
Efficacy 47 44 0.12 0.73 65 64 0.39 0.53 58 54 0.22 0.64
Few side effects 27 36 1.57 0.21 64 70 8.33 < 0.01 53 56 0.10 0.75
Little influence on sexual sensation during intercourse 15 20 0.68 0.41 13 10 3.48 0.06 17 26 1.34 0.25
Others 1 4 1.32 0.25 1 1 0.65 0.42 2 4 0.55 0.46
  1. aPr for chi-square test
  2. bStudents who reported specific contraceptive use during last sexual intercourse were asked to provide reasons for contraception