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Table 3 Twelve-month discontinuation rate (%) for any modern spacing method in reason of discontinuation given by region of India, 2015–16

From: Spatial heterogeneity in discontinuation of modern spacing method in districts of India

Reason North Central East North East West South
Method failure 1.97 3.58 2.47 0.56 3.71 0.48
Desire to become pregnant 12.47 12.81 9.70 7.71 15.55 20.31
Side effects/health concerns 4.88 3.58 6.45 4.34 4.55 5.26
Wanted more effective method 0.32 0.48 0.12 0.19 0.02 0.67
Other fertility related reasons 6.70 7.70 6.24 3.00 3.12 11.3
Other method related 3.93 5.73 5.30 2.51 2.92 2.89
Other/DK 12.65 11.68 11.3 16.16 10.79 21.08
Total no. of episodea 38,031 26,997 20,097 22,500 7396 4527
  1. aTotal number of episode is divided by region of India (Additional file 1: Appendix S4) & it is only for modern spacing contraceptive method