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Table 3 Contraceptive knowledge, uptake, and knowledge of the new abortion law among women of reproductive age in Maputo and Quelimane cities

From: Induced abortion: a cross-sectional study on knowledge of and attitudes toward the new abortion law in Maputo and Quelimane cities, Mozambique

CategoriesTotalsMaputoQuelimane 
n (%)n (%)n (%)P-value
Ever heard about contraceptives   0.002
 Yes1532 (95.5)781 (96.9)751 (90.7) 
 No112 (4.5)36 (3.1)76 (9.3) 
Ever Use contraceptives   0.042
 Yes1145 (79.6)619 (81.8)526 (71.7) 
 No386 (20.4)161 (18.2)225 (28.3) 
Current contraceptives usage   0.105
 Yes776 (59.2)408 (61.9)368 (49.8) 
 No748 (40.8)365 (38.1)383 (50.2) 
Contraceptive currently used   0.265
 Pills    
 Yes218 (30.0)128 (31.2)90 (24.5) 
 No546 (70.0)270 (68.8)276 (75.5) 
Injection   0.143
 Yes203 (32.3)87 (34.2)116 (23.7) 
 No561 (67.7)311 (65.8)250 (76.3) 
Long term   0.168
 Yes80 (10.1)50 (8.8)30 (15.7) 
 No684 (89.9)348 (91.2)336 (84.3) 
Male condom   0.217
 Yes261 (27.6)131 (25.6)130 (36.1) 
 No503 (72.4)267 (74.4)236 (63.9) 
Modern contraceptive known   0.000
 0132 (5.6)53 (4.6)79 (8.8) 
 1–2341 (16.2)108 (11.7)233 (31.2) 
 3–4722 (41.0)372 (40.7)350 (42.0) 
 5–7462 (37.2)294 (43.0)168 (18.0) 
Knowledge of abortion law   0.000
 Yes363 (28.8)282 (33.3)81 (14.0) 
 No900 (43.1)345 (36.9)555 (63.6) 
 Do not know351 (28.1)184 (29.8)167 (22.4) 
Benefits of abortion permission   0.375
 Yes313 (17.3)190 (18.6)123 (13.0) 
 No1081 (69.2)531 (68.8)550 (70.4) 
 Do not know216 (13.5)92 (12.6)124 (16.50 
  1. n number of cases, (%) Percentage; P-values = indicated the extent to which the participants of both cities were different