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Table 3 Gynecological factors affecting infertility among women attending a gynecologic clinic in three public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021

From: Magnitude of infertility and associated factors among women attending selected public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Possible options frequency Percentage (%)
Initiation of pregnancy(desire) Yes 190 46.5
  No 219 53.5
Irregular menses Yes 181 44.3
  No 228 55.7
Dysmenorrhea Yes 131 32
  No 278 68
History of surgery Yes 112 27.4
  No 297 72.6
Type of surgery(n = 112) Pelvic or abdominal 89 80.2
  Ovarian or fallopian tube 18 16.2
  Others 4 3.6
Previous gynecological disorder Yes 198 48.4
  No 211 51.6
Type of previous gynecological disorders (n = 198) Uterine disorder 50 25.3
  Ovarian disorder 70 35.4
  PID 15 7.6
  Uterine cancer 22 11.1
  Other 41 20.7
Obstruction of fallopian tubes(n = 198) Yes 34 17.1
  No 165 82.9
Endometriosis(n = 198) Yes 9 4.5
  No 190 95.5
Previous infertility diagnosis Yes 85 20.8
  No 324 79.2
Medication for ovary(n = 85) Yes 45 52.9
  No 40 47.1
History of abortion(n = 343) Yes 201 58.6
  No 142 41.4
Number of abortion(n = 201) Once 114 56.7
  Twice 44 22
  Three times and more 43 21.39