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Table 3 Knowledge and practice of emergency contraception (EC) among respondents

From: Awareness and practice of emergency contraception at a private university in Nigeria

Variable Frequency (%)
Aware of EC, n = 94
 Yes 57 (60.6)
 No 37 (39.4)
Source of EC knowledge, n = 57
 Media 12 (21.0)
 Friends/peers 14 (24.6)
 Health worker 17 (29.8)
 Family/relatives 1 (1.8)
 Books/magazine 9 (15.8)
 Campaign outreaches 4 (7.0)
Ever used EC, n = 94
 Yes 10 (10.6)
 No 84 (89.4)
Type of EC used, n = 10
 LNG pill (Postinor) 7 (70.0)
 Menstrogen 2 (20.0)
 IUCD 1 (10.0)
Source of EC procurement, n = 10
 Public hospital 1 (10.0)
 Private hospital 4 (40.0)
 Pharmacy/chemist 5 (50.0)
When is EC effective?, n = 57
 Before sex 12 (21.0)
 Within 24 h after sex 20 (35.1)
 Within 72 h after sex 11 (19.3)
 Up to 5 days after sex 1 (1.8)
 Don’t know 13 (22.8)
Perceived side effect of EC, n = 57
 Nausea and vomiting 4 (7.0)
 Weight gain 7 (12.3)
 Menstrual irregularities 17 (29.8)
 Infertility 16 (28.1)
 Bleeding disturbances 4 (7.0)
 Not known 9 (15.8)
Desire EC orientation on campus, n = 94
 Yes 55 (58.5)
 No 23 (24.5)
 No response 16 (17.0)
Desire EC is available on campus, n = 94
 Yes 48 (51.1)
 No 30 (31.9)
 No response 16 (17.0)
Will use EC in future, n = 94
 Yes 44 (46.8)
 No 30 (31.9)
 No response 20 (21.3)
  1. LNG levonorgestrel.