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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: Women's attitudes towards mechanisms of action of family planning methods: survey in primary health centres in Pamplona, Spain

CHARACTERISTICS n (%) CI 95%
Country of origin Spain 536 (92.4) (90–94.4)
  Central/South-America 44 (7.6) (5.6–10.1)
  Total 580 (100)  
Education High school or less 116 (20) (16.8–23.5)
  Technical college * 188 (32.4) (28.6–36.4)
  University degree 241 (41.6) (37.5–45.7)
  Doctorate (Ph. D.) 35 (6) (4.2–8.3)
  Total 580 (100)  
Annual income <20.000 €/year 163 (28.5) (24.8–32.4)
  20–40.000 €/year 205 (35.8) (31.9–39.9)
  >40.000 €/year 82 (14.3) (11.6–17.5)
  Don't know 122 (21.3) (18.0–24.9)
  Total 572 (100)  
Marital status Married 276 (47.8) (43.6–51.9)
  Single in committed relationship 157 (27) (23.6–31)
  Single 129 (22.3) (19.0–25.9)
  Other (separated, divorced, widow) 16 (2.8) (1.6–4.5)
  Total 578 (100)  
Religion None 171 (29.7) (26.0–33.7)
  Catholic 401 (69.7) (65.8–73.5)
  Other (Protestant, Evangelist) 3 (0.5) (0.1–1.5)
  Total 575 (100)  
Frequency of church attendance Once a week or more 81 (20.6) (16.6–24.9)
  Occasionally (≤ 1/mouth) 289 (73.4) (68.7–77.7)
  Never 24 (6.1) (3.9–8.9)
  Total 394 (100)  
"Faith is the most important influence in my life" Agree
Disagree
120 (30.5)
146 (37.1)
(26.0–35.3)
(32.3–42.0)
  Don't know 128 (32.5) (27.9–37.4)
  Total 394 (100)  
Desire for future pregnancy No 122 (21.1) (17.9–24.7)
  Yes 455 (78.9) (75.3–82.2)
  Total 577 (100)  
Live births 0 338 (58.2) (54.1–62.2)
  1 121 (20.8) (17.6–24.4)
  2 92 (15.8) (12.9–19.1)
  >2 30 (5.2) (3.5–7.3)
  Total 581 (100)  
Elective abortions § 0 260 (91.6) (87.7–94.5)
  1 20 (7) (4.4–10.7)
  2 4 (1.4) (0.01–2.0)
  Total 284 (100)  
Age 18–24 117 (20.1) (16.9–23.6)
  25–34 287 (49.4) (45.3–53.5)
  35–44 160 (27.5) (23.9–31.4)
  45–50 17 (3) (1.8–4.6)
  1. CI 95%: 95% confidence interval of the proportion.
  2. * Technical college: a college offering students courses in technical and other subjects after they have left school.
  3. Variables apply only to women who have a religious affiliation.
  4. No: refers to women who clearly state that they do not want to get pregnant the future. Yes: refers to women who want to get pregnant in the future and those who are not sure about a future pregnancy.
  5. § Variable refers only to women that have been pregnant in the past.