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Table 3 University Students’ awareness of most common cause of miscarriage

From: University students’ awareness of causes and risk factors of miscarriage: a cross-sectional study

  Total Lyfestyle, n (%) Medical condition of mother, n (%) Chromosomal abnormalities, n (%) Psychological problems during pregnancy, n (%) Incident during pregnancy, n (%) Other, n (%) p-value
Total 746 109 (14.6) 177 (23.7) 316 (42.4) 43 (5.8) 85 (11.4) 16 (2.1)  
Sex
 Female 577 78 (13.5) 127 (22.0) 251 (43.5) 34 (5.9) 73 (12.7) 14 (2.4) 0.060
 Male 169 31 (18.3) 50 (29.6) 65 (38.5) 9 (5.3) 12 (7.1) 2 (1.2  
Age
  ≤ 20 173 38 (22.0) 43 (24.9) 54 (31.2) 12 (6.9) 23 (13.3) 3 (1.7) < 0.001
 21–22 284 48 (16.9) 75 (26.4) 96 (33.8) 25 (8.8) 37 (13.0) 3 (1.1)  
  ≥ 23 289 23 (8.0) 59 (20.4) 166 (57.4) 6 (2.1) 25 (8.7) 10 (3.5)  
Marital status
 Single 617 103 (16.7) 152 (24.6) 232 (37.6) 38 (6.2) 79 (12.8) 13 (2.1) < 0.001
 Other (married, cohabiting…) 129 6 (4.7) 25 (19.4) 84 (65.1) 5 (3.9) 6 (4.7) 3 (2.3)  
Discipline
 Medicine and Health 238 29 (12.2) 33 (13.9) 143 (60.1) 10 (4.2) 20 (8.4) 3 (1.3) < 0.001
 Arts and Social Science 201 26 (12.9) 50 (24.9) 84 (41.8) 9 (4.5) 28 (13.9) 4 (2.0)  
 Engineering & Food Science 203 32 (15.8) 63 (31.0) 64 (31.5) 17 (8.4) 22 (10.8) 5 (2.5)  
 Business and Commerce & Law 104 22 (21.2) 31 (29.8) 25 (24.0) 7 (6.7) 15 (14.4) 4 (3.8)  
Known someone
 Do not know anyone 85 15 (17.6) 30 (35.3) 27 (31.8) 4 (4.7) 9 (10.6) 0 (0.0) 0.056
 Myself, partner, family or friends 489 69 (14.1) 105 (21.5) 214 (43.8) 30 (6.1) 61 (12.5) 10 (2.0)  
 Celebrities 100 12 (12.0) 19 (19.0) 52 (52.0) 3 (3.0) 10 (10.0) 4 (4.0)  
Rate of miscarriage
 Underestimate rate 295 42 (14.2) 89 (30.2) 107 (36.3) 19 (6.4) 34 (11.5) 4 (1.4) 0.022
 Correct rate 149 22 (14.8) 30 (20.1) 72 (48.3) 3 (2.0) 18 (12.1) 4 (2.7)  
 Over-estimate rate 296 44 (14.9) 54 (18.2) 136 (45.9) 21 (7.1) 33 (11.1) 8 (2.7)