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Table 4 Variables significantly associated with women's potential decisions about postfertilization effects of family planning methods

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

VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH WOMEN'S DECISIONS WOMEN'S DECISIONS ODDS RATIO * (CI 95%)
   Would use a method that occasionally works after Would continue using a method after learning it works after
   fertilization implantation fertilization implantation
Education High/technical college 1 (ref.)   1 (ref.)  
  University graduate, doctorate degree (Ph.D.) 2.13 (1.45–3.13)   1.89 (1.25–2.86)  
Human life beginning Fertilization 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
  Implantation 2.06 (1.22–3.50) 2.99 (1.35–6.62) 2.18 (1.20–3.95) 1.63 (0.68–3.94)
  After Implantation 4.24 (2.51–7.17) 6.24 (3.10–12.58) 8.18 (4.64–14.40) 6.41 (3.22–12.74)
  Other 2.95 (1.75–4.96) 4.03 (1.93–8.40) 3.04 (1.73–5.36) 2.51 (1.17–5.38)
Embryonic loss' cause § Not important 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
  Important 0.47 (0.32–0.69) 0.30 (0.18–0.52) 0.34 (0.22–0.51) 0.21 (0.12–0.38)
Religiosity # Low 1 (ref.)   1 (ref.)  
  High 0.13 (0.04–0.43)   0.30 (0.22–0.51)  
  1. * All logistic regression models are adjusted for the variables shown in the table and country of origin, annual income, marital status, age, desire for future pregnancy, number of pregnancies and number of elective abortions.
  2. Technical college: a college offering students courses in technical and other subjects after they have left school.
  3. Other: includes the other options in the questionnaire: "there is no exact time", "I am not sure", "I do not have an opinion", "sometime before fertilization."
  4. §Embryonic loss' cause: refers to whether it is important to distinguish natural embryo losses from those that may be caused by birth control methods.
  5. #High: women who strongly identify with a religion (e.g. attend church or worship services weekly and consider faith to be the most important influence in their life). Low: women with no religious affiliation or who identify with a religion but attend church or worship services occasionally (<1/mounth) and/or do not consider faith as the most important influence in their life.