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Table 1 Knowledge of different methods of contraception stratified by level education of participants

From: Knowledge of women in family planning and future desire to use contraception: a cross sectional survey in Urban Cameroon

Indicator Level of education (frequency in  %) Total n (%)
Primary, n = 104 Secondary, n = 313 Higher, n = 293
Can you cite the different contraceptive methods you know? (n = 712)
 Condoms 97 (93.3) 299 (95.5) 291 (99.3) 689 (96.8)
 Diaphragms 5 (4.8) 12 (3.8) 47 (16.0) 64 (9.0)
 Cervical caps 2 (1.9) 2 (0.6) 16 (5.5) 20 (2.8)
 IUD 36 (34.6) 120 (38.3) 154 (52.6) 311 (43.7)
 Spermicides 1 (1.0) 15 (4.8) 24 (8.2) 40 (5.6)
 Implants 48 (46.2) 172 (55.0) 169 (57.7) 390 (54.8)
 Oral pills 60 (57.7) 218 (69.6) 227 (77.5) 507 (71.2)
 Injectable 50 (48.1) 151 (48.2) 123 (42.0) 325 (45.6)
 LAM 1 (1.0) 19 (6.1) 17 (5.8) 37 (5.2)
 Coitus interruptus 6 (5.8) 35 (11.2) 54 (18.4) 96 (13.5)
 Cycle 15 (14.4) 46 (14.7) 53 (18.1) 115 (16.2)
 Others 1 (1.0) 6 (1.9) 6 (2.0) 14 (2.0)
 No idea 3 (2.9) 5 (1.6) 1 (0.3) 9 (1.3)
Number of cited modern methods n = 712
 0 4 (3.8) 8 (2.6) 1 (0.3) 13 (1.8)
 1 22 (21.2) 27 (8.6) 21 (7.2) 70 (9.8)
 2 15 (14.4) 59 (18.8) 37 (12.6) 111 (15.6)
 3 20 (19.2) 86 (27.5) 74 (25.3) 181 (25.4)
 4 29 (27.9) 89 (28.4) 93 (31.7) 212 (29.8)
 5 13 (12.5) 38 (12.1) 50 (17.1) 101 (14.2)
 6 1 (1.0) 3 (1.0) 9 (3.1) 13 (1.8)
 7 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6) 6 (2.0) 8 (1.1)
 8 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.7) 3 (0.4)
  1. IUD intra-uterine device, LAM lactation and amenorrhoea method