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Table 4B Additional questions versus the two assessments (pregnancy-specific intention and desire-versus-actual family size) among unintended pregnancies

From: Pregnancy intention data completeness, quality and utility in population-based surveys: EN-INDEPTH study

Existing questions Additional questions
Perceived importance of avoiding/delaying the last pregnancy n (%) Contraception usage at the time
n (%)
Consideration of termination
n (%)
Very important Somewhat important Not at all important Overall p value Yes No Overall p value Considered Not Considered Overall p value
Pregnancy-specific reporting (n = 2021)      0.39     0.0001     0.88
  Unwanted n (%) 243 (84.8) 27 (9.6) 16 (5.6) 286 (100)   116 (40.7) 170 (59.3) 286 (100)   56 (19.4) 231 (80.1) 286 (100)  
  Mistimed n (%) 1435 (82.7) 212 (12.2) 88 (5.1) 1735 (100)   480 (27.7) 1254 (72.3) 1735 (100)   344 (19.9) 1390 (80.2) 1735 (100)  
Desired-versus-actual family size (n = 1810)      0.26     0.16     0.25
  Undesired n (%) 374 (80.8) 59 (12.7) 30 (6.6) 463 (100)   155 (33.5) 308 (66.5) 463 (100)   86 (18.6) 376 (81.4) 463 (100)  
  Desired n (%) 1132 (84.0) 154 (11.4) 61 (4.5) 1347 (100)   395 (29.3) 952 (70.7) 1347 (100)   293 (21.7) 1054 (78.3) 1347 (100)  
  1. Only women with unwanted and mistimed pregnancies were asked these additional questions (importance of avoiding pregnancy, use of contraception before pregnancy and consideration of termination). Four sites. Matlab was excluded as data were not collected on desired family size