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Table 2 The comparisons of RHPAS scores in terms of obstetric features (n = 306)

From: Effects of the pandemic on women’s reproductive health protective attitudes: a Turkish sample

  n (%) RHPAS Significance
\(\overline{\mathrm{X} }\) ± SS
Age at the first pregnancy
 20 years or younger 76 (24.8) 133.2 ± 19.6 *F = 7.158
p = 0.001
 21–34 years 212 (69.3) 143.0 ± 20.2
 35 years and older 18 (5.9) 145.5 ± 20.8
The number of pregnancies
 None 96 (31.4) 140.4 ± 22.4 F = 1.438
p = 0.239
 1–3 156 (51) 142.3 ± 19.3
 4 and higher 54 (17.6) 136.8 ± 20.4
The number of childbirths
 None 97 (31.7) 140.6 ± 21.6 F = 4.451
p = 0.012
 1–3 170 (55.6) 142.8 ± 20.0
 4 and higher 39 (12.7) 132.0 ± 18.0
The number of live children
 None 95 (31.0) 140.6 ± 21.8 F = 4.827
p = 0.009
 1–3 168 (54.9) 143.0 ± 20.1
 4 and higher 43 (14.1) 132.2 ± 17.5
The number of abortions/curettages
 None 235 (76.8) 140.7 ± 20.6 F = 2.989
p = 0.055
 1–2 61 (19.9) 138.6 ± 20.1
 3 and more 10 (3.3) 155.7 ± 17.4
The number of childbirths at home
 None 265 (86.6) 141.7 ± 20.5 F = 4.448
p = 0.012
 1–3 24 (7.8) 140.7 ± 17.4
 4 and higher 17 (5.6) 126.5 ± 20.0
Using contraceptives
 Yes 129 (42.2) 143.9 ± 18.5 **t = 2.317
 No 177 (57.8) 138.4 ± 21.6 p = 0.021
Types of contraceptives used
 Ria 38 (12.4) 136.6 ± 18.7 F = 3.472
p = 0.005
 Condom 72 (23.5) 147.5 ± 18.4
 Tubal ligation 11 (3.6) 149.7 ± 24.2
 Withdrawal 149 (48.7) 137.3 ± 21.4
 Rhythm method 5 (1.6) 145.8 ± 7.1
 Pills 31 (10.1) 143.1 ± 19.2
Age at Menarche   \(\mathrm{Mean}:\) 13.5 ± 1.6
  1. RHPAS: Determination of Married Women's Reproductive Health Protective Attitudes Scale
  2. *F = ANOVA test, **t = Independent Groups t-test