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Table 3 Comparison of the care on contraception provided by different staff categories to women with unsafe abortion (Cases = 171) and postpartum women following an unintended term delivery (TUP-controls = 600)

From: Usual hospital care versus post-abortion care for women with unsafe abortion: a case control study from Sri Lanka

Care related to contraception Ward staff category (%)#
  Doctor   Nurse   Midwife
Cases TUP Cases TUP Cases TUP
Seen at discharge 59.1 50.0* 17.5 21.7 0.6 24.7**
Provided information on:       
• Risk of another unwanted pregnancy 27.5 12.8** 8.8 2.5** 0.6 1.8
• Use of contraception to prevent future unwanted pregnancies 22.2 27.3 7.0 11.0 0.0 9.0
• Currently available methods 14.0 24.3** 3.5 10.3** 0.0 8.7**
• Places to purchase/obtain these methods 13.5 24.7** 2.3 13.3** 0.0 8.5**
Provided opportunities to clarify doubts 12.3 22.8** 2.3 7.5* 0.0 8.0**
Was helpful in deciding future contraception 13.5 21.3* 2.9 6.8 0.0 7.8**
  1. #All percentages were calculated out of 171 in the unsafe abortion (cases) group and 600 in the unintended term pregnancy (TUP-controls) group.
  2. *p < 0.05.
  3. **p < 0.001.