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Table 1 Distribution of baseline characteristics by status of PPIUD continuation at 12 months

From: A one-year cohort study of complications, continuation, and failure rates of postpartum TCu380A in Tanzania

Characteristics N (%) PPIUD retained PPIUD discontinued
Age (years)
 16–24 yrs 93 (18.2) 81 (87.1) 12 (12.9)
 25–34 yrs 289 (56.6) 251 (86.9) 38 (13.1)
 35 and more 129 (25.) 108 (83.7) 21 (16.3)
Region of Residence
 Dar es Salaam 84 (16.4) 68 (81.0) 16 (19.0)
 Pwani 16 (3.1) 15 (93.8) 1 (6.2)
 Dodoma 40 (7.8) 36 (90.0) 4 (10.0)
 Mwanza 54 (10.6) 44 (81.5) 10 (18.5)
 Mbeya 98 (19.2) 77 (78.6) 21 (21.4)
 Arusha 200 (39.1) 183 (91.5) 17 (8.9)
 Others 19 (3.7) 17 (89.5) 2 (10.5)
Counselled before admission
 Yes 366(71.6) 313 (85.5) 53 (14.5)
 No 145(28.4) 127 (87.6) 18 (12.4)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 448 (87.7) 387 (86.4) 61 (13.6)
 Single/divorced 63 (12.3) 53 (84.1) 10 (15.9)
Highest Education level
 No formal education 26 (5.1) 23 (88.5) 3 (11.5)
 Primary 204 (39.9) 175 (85.8) 29 (14.2)
 Secondary and above 281 (55) 242 (86.1) 39 (13.9)
Occupation
 Business 280 (54.8) 249 (88.2) 33 (11.8)
 Employed 80 (15.7) 69 (86.2) 11 (13.8)
 House wife /No formal employment 108 (21.2) 89 (82.4) 19 (17.6)
 Peasant 43 (8.4) 35 (81.4) 8 (18.6)
Mode of delivery
 Caesarean section 163 (31.9) 147 (90.2) 16 (9.8)
 Normal delivery 348 (68.1) 293 (84.2) 55 (15.8)
Number of all Pregnancies
 1pregnancy 119 (23.3) 99 (83.2) 20 (16.8)
 2–4 pregnancy 340 (66.5) 95 (86.8) 45 (13.2)
 5 or more pregnancy 52 (10.2) 46 (88.5) 6 (11.5)
Number of Children
 1 Child 134 (26.2) 111 (82.8) 23 (17.2)
 2-4Children 364 (71.2) 317 (87.1) 47 (12.9)
 5 or more Children 13 (2.5) 12 (92.3) 1 (7.7)
Accessed PPIUD educational resources
 3–8 resources 95 (18.6) 82 (86.3) 13 (13.7)
 Less than 3 resources 416 (81.4) 358 (86.1) 58 (13.9)
Medical/social problem since insertion?
 No 338 (66.1) 322 (95.3) 16 (4.7)
 Yes 173 (33.9) 118 (68.2) 55 (31.8)