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Table 2 Pregnancy intention status in relation to some women’s reproductive variables, Sohag district, Egypt, 2016

From: Prevalence, determinants, and outcomes of unintended pregnancy in Sohag district, Egypt

Parameter Intended
No. (%)
Mistimed
No. (%)
Unwanted
No. (%)
Total
No. (%)
p value
Deliveries
 0–2 177 (76.6) 54 (23.4) 0 (0) 231 (41.7) < 0.0001*
 3–4 177 (70.8) 42 (16.8) 31 (12.4) 250 (45.1)  
 ≥ 5 30 (41.1) 2 (2.7) 41 (56.2) 73 (13.2)  
Abortions
 0 278 (69.8) 79 (19.9) 41 (10.3) 398 (71.8) < 0.0001*
 1 76 (77.6) 12 (12.2) 10 (10.2) 98 (17.7)
 ≥ 2 30 (51.7) 7 (12.1) 21 (36.2) 58 (10.5)
Living children
 0–2 177 (76.6) 54 (23.4) 0 (0) 231 (41.7) < 0.0001*
 3–4 184 (72.7) 34 (15.8) 30 (11.5) 253 (45.7)
 ≥ 5 23 (32.9) 4 (5.7) 43 (61.4) 70 (12.6)
Spacing
 ≤ 24 months 128 (53.8) 84 (35.3) 26 (10.9) 238 (51.1) < 0.0001*
 24–48 months 120 (77.4) 12 (7.4) 23 (14.8) 155 (33.3)
 > 48 months 50 (68.5) 0 (0) 23 (31.5) 73 (15.6)
Achieved family size
 Ideal 125 (73.1) 33 (19.3) 13 (7.6) 171 (31.0) < 0.0001*
 Less than the ideal 255 (79.9) 64 (20.1) 0 (0) 319 (57.8)
 More than the ideal 4 (6.2) 0 (0) 60 (93.8) 62 (11.2)
Gender of living children
 Males only 72 (83.7) 12 (14.0) 3 (2.3) 86 (15.8) < 0.0001*
 Females only 87 (81.3) 20 (18.7) 0 (0) 107 (19.7)
 Both 217 (61.8) 64 (18.2) 70 (19.9) 351 (64.5)
Boys
 0–1 226 (76.6) 61 (20.7) 8 (2.7) 295 (54.2) < 0.0001*
 2–3 141 (60.5) 35 (15.0) 57 (24.5) 233 (42.8)
 ≥ 4 9 (56.2) 0 (0) 7 (43.8) 16 (2.9)
Woman age at first pregnancy
 ≤ 20 167 (71.1) 35 (14.9) 33 (14.0) 235 (42.4) 0.50
 21–25 141 (66.2) 44 (20.7) 28 (13.1) 213 (38.4)
 26–30 73 (72.3) 17 (16.8) 11 (10.9) 101 (18.2)
 > 30 3 (60) 2 (40.0) 0 (0) 5 (0.9)
Knowledge about menstrual cycle
 Yes 104 (74.8) 26 (18.7) 9 (6.5) 139 (25.1) 0.03*
 No 280 (67.5) 72 (17.3) 63 (15.2) 415 (74.9)
  1. Percentages are represented as row percentage except for the total column percentage
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05