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Table 3 Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Contraceptive Methods by Year of study

From: Contraceptive use, knowledge, attitude, perceptions and sexual behavior among female University students in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

   Year of study  
Variable Overall Year −1 Year-2 Year-3+  
  N (%)* N (%)* N (%)* N (%)* P-values
Modern contraceptive services and commodities are inaccessible
 Agree 969 (23.6) 307 (25.1) 374 (22.5) 288 (23.6) 0.7289
Not easy to discuss sexual issues with partner      
 Agree 684 (24.4) 184 (27.2) 274 (25.5) 226 (20.8) 0.2300
Couple counseling can improve male involvement in contraceptive use
 Agree 913 (96.2) 280 (97.5) 354 (94.6) 279 (96.8) 0.9499
Contraceptive are for females only      
 Agree 971 (6.1) 308 (6.5) 376 (4.8) 287 (7.3) 0.7226
Contraceptives are acceptable in our University community
 Agree 975 (93.0) 309 (94.8) 377 (94.4) 289 (89.3) 0.6185
Contraceptives benefits males too
 Agree 989 (97.8) 311 (96.7) 386 (98.4) 292 (97.9) 0.8928
Contraceptives is not for the poor
 Agree 986 (21.3) 311 (22.8) 384 (21.1) 291 (19.9) 0.4829
It is wrong to use contraceptives      
 Agree 989 (20.4) 314 (20.1) 383 (20.6) 292 (20.5) 0.9019
  1. *N = Total number of respondents with information on each variable, while % = percentage of respondents with “Agree” for each variable