Table 2.

Consistency of Contraceptive Use and Prevalence of Repeat Conception

Easier to ModifyHarder to ModifyP
Number13827
6-Months' postpartum, N (%)
Pregnant8  (6)4  (15)NS
Missing3  (2)0  (0)NS
Not pregnant127  (92)23  (85)NS
 Consistent contraceptor* 112  (88)17  (74)NS
 Hormonal method 109  (86)16  (70)NS
 Norplant56  (44)6  (26)NS
12-Months' postpartum, N (%)
Pregnant14  (10)6  (23)NS
Missing4  (3)0  (0)NS
Not pregnant120  (87)21  (77)NS
 Consistent contraceptor106  (88)14  (67).06
 Hormonal method102  (85)13  (62).05
 Norplant56  (47)4  (19).02
18-Months' postpartum, N (%)
Pregnant18  (13)11  (41).01
Missing7  (5)2  (7)NS
Not pregnant113  (82)14  (52).01
 Consistent contraceptor91  (81)12  (86)NS
 Hormonal method88  (77)10  (71)NS
 Norplant51  (45)2  (14).01
  • * Reports 100% use of contraceptives.

  • Norplant, Depo-Provera, or oral contraceptives.