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Table 1 Participant Characteristics

From: Contraceptive methods and use by women aged 35 and over: A qualitative study of perspectives

Characteristic Unintended pregnancy after age 35 No unintended pregnancy after age 35
  (n = 9) (n = 8)
Race/Ethnicity   
   African American 7 1
   White 1 7
   Latina 1 0
Marital Status   
   Single/Never married 5 0
   Married, living with husband 0 8
   Divorced or separated 4 0
   Unmarried, living with partner 0 0
Highest Educational Level   
   Some high school 2 0
   Completed high school 3 0
   Some college 3 1
   Completed college or higher 1 7
Total Family Income Prior Year to Interview   
   Less than $10,000 4 1
   $10,000 to $19,999 2 0
   $20,000 to $29,999 0 1
   $30,000 to $39,999 1 0
   $40,000 to $49,999 0 0
   $50,000 or greater 2 6
Mean number of children 2.8 2.0
Attitudes toward future childbearing   
   Do not desire more children 4 6
   Ambivalent 4 2
   Desire more children 1 0
Effectiveness of Reversible Contraceptive Used Within Prior Week of Interview*   
   Very Effective 2 0
   Effective 2 6
   Moderately Effective 5 2
   Less Effective 0 0
  1. *Contraceptive effectiveness is defined according to the World Health Organization in Family Planning: A global handbook for providers. Baltimore and Geneva: CCP and WHO, 2007, Appendix A, p. 319