Table 2

Baseline characteristics

All surveyed participants (n=740)
Ever had sexual intercourse231/347281/393512/740 (69%)
Used any contraception at last sexual intercourse126/231 (55%)148/281 (53%)274/512 (54%)
Used a modern contraceptive at last sexual intercourse118/231 (51%)145/281 (52%)263/512 (51%)
Used pharmacy-available contraception*116/231 (50%)143/281 (51%)259/512 (51%)
Where contraception was obtained(n=116)(n=143)(n=259)
 Public dispensary or health centre13%7%10%
 NGO, private doctor3%4%4%
 Community-based distributor, school, supermarket1%2%2%
 Other person†1%4%3%
 Other source (not specified)/don’t know†3%3%3%
Included participants using pharmacy-available contraception (n=243)
Female (n=111)Male (n=132)Total (n=243)
Education (highest level attended)
 Primary or below54%27%40%
Relationship status
 Friends with benefits3%8%5%
Any children
Living situation
 Lives alone8%23%16%
 Lives with family (dependent)66%73%70%
 Lives with child or partner26%4%14%
Contraception used‡
 Male condom56%86%72%
 Female condom4%2%2%
 Daily contraceptive pills5%2%3%
  • *These included male or female condom, emergency contraception (ECP), daily contraceptive pills and injectable contraception.

  • †These were excluded from analysis.

  • ‡Participants could enter one contraceptive method.