Table 1

Demographic characteristics by country
Question All Austria Belgium Israel Netherl Sweden Switzerl CZ&SVK Poland Russia Ukraine
(N=18,787) (N=2478) (N=1801) (N=1802) (N=727) (N=1944) (N=2629) (N=1954) (N=1836) (N=1749) (N=1867)
Age, mean (SD) 25.8 (6.4) 24.9 (6.5) 27.8 (6.3) 26.7 (6.0) 24.4 (7.0) 22.6 (6.1) 23.7 (6.3) 26.6 (6.7) 26.8 (5.9) 27.3 (5.7) 27.4 (5.8)
Highest educational level, n (%)
Primary school 2163 (11.6) 396 (16.2) 34 (1.9) 51 (2.8) 87 (12.2) 195 (10.1) 1032 (39.9) 241 (12.4) 72 (3.9) 24 (1.4) 31 (1.7)
Completed high school 5565 (29.8) 832 (33.9) 581 (32.3) 612 (34.2) 339 (47.7) 1041 (53.9) 710 (27.4) 298 (15.3) 753 (41.2) 180 (10.4) 219 (11.8)
Advanced education 5192 (27.8) 728 (29.7) 826 (46.0) 469 (26.2) 225 (31.6) 198 (10.2) 472 (18.2) 1014 (52.0) 239 (13.1) 466 (26.9) 555 (29.8)
University 5724 (30.7) 495 (20.2) 355 (18.9) 660 (36.8) 60 (8.4) 498 (25.8) 374 (14.5) 397 (20.4) 762 (41.7) 1065 (61.4) 1058 (56.8)
Missing 143 27 5 10 16 12 41 4 10 14 4
Employment status, n (%)
Not employed 5614 (30.5) 846 (35.3) 518 (29.3) 410 (23.0) 169 (24.9) 901 (47.3) 726 (28.4) 592 (31.5) 582 (31.9) 414 (23.9) 456 (24.5)
Part-time employed 3619 (19.7) 452 (18.9) 263 (14.9) 531 (29.7) 316 (46.5) 506 (26.5) 509 (19.9) 184 (9.8) 256 (14.1) 262 (15.1) 340 (18.3)
Full-time employed 9147 (49.8) 1096 (45.8) 988 (55.9) 845 (47.3) 194 (28.6) 499 (26.2) 1318 (51.6) 1103 (58.7) 984 (54.0) 1054 (60.9) 1066 (57.3)
Missing 407 84 32 16 48 38 76 75 14 19 5
Do you plan to have (more) children later?
No 3420 (18.5) 351 (14.4) 479 (26.7) 214 (11.9) 110 (15.4) 192 (10.7) 259 (10.1) 503 (26.0) 475 (26.2) 340 (19.6) 497 (26.7)
Yes 11,552 (62.6) 1562 (63.9) 1027 (57.3) 1365 (76.2) 410 (57.4) 1077 (60.2) 1802 (70.0) 1172 (60.6) 1028 (56.7) 1130 (65.0) 979 (52.6)
Do not know yet 3479 (18.9) 531 (21.7) 286 (16.0) 213 (11.9) 194 (27.2) 521 (29.1%) 512 (19.9) 258 (13.3) 310 (17.1) 268 (15.4) 386 (20.7)
Missing 336 34 9 10 13 154 56 21 23 11 5
Have you had unplanned pregnancies?
No 14,848 (79.9) 2196 (89.7) 1638 (91.4) 1444 (80.6) 616 (86.5) 1528 (79.2) 2384 (91.6) 1541 (79.1) 1513 (83.1) 1041 (60.2) 947 (52.4)
Yes 3732 (20.1) 252 (10.3) 154 (8.6) 348 (19.4) 96 (13.5) 401 (20.8) 220 (8.4) 407 (20.9) 307 (16.9) 687 (39.8) 860 (47.6)
Missing 207 30 9 10 15 15 25 6 16 21 60
Have you had induced abortions?
No 13,423 (82.2) 2164 (91.9) 1603 (94.2) 1481 (84.2) 633 (90.8) 1576 (82.9) 2357 (92.5) 1623 (84.6) 0 1025 (59.9) 961 (55.1)
Yes 2914 (17.8) 191 (8.1) 99 (5.8) 277 (15.8) 64 (9.2) 325 (17.1) 192 (7.5) 296 (15.4) 1 (100) 686 (40.1) 783 (44.9)
Missing 2450 123 99 44 30 43 80 35 1835 38 123
Are you in a steady relationship with a partner?
No 3181 (17.0) 615 (25.0) 257 (14.3) 264 (14.8) 199 (27.9) 392 (20.3) 467 (17.9) 321 (16.5) 266 (14.5) 165 (9.5) 235 (12.6)
Yes 15,492 (83.0) 1843 (75.0) 1541 (85.7) 1522 (85.2) 513 (72.1) 1543 (79.7) 2147 (82.1) 1621 (83.5) 1566 (85.5) 1569 (90.5) 1627 (87.4)
Missing 114 20 3 16 15 9 15 12 4 15 5
Last contraceptive method (four most cited)
Combined oral contraceptive pill 7652 (41.8) 1179 (49.3) 1206 (67.4) 844 (47.9) 314 (44.7) 828 (43.5) 1245 (48.3) 795 (42.0) 697 (38.7) 175 (10.6) 369 (19.8)
Condoms 4622 (25.2) 438 (18.3) 94 (5.3) 379 (21.5) 137 (19.5) 529 (27.8) 608 (23.6) 398 (21.0) 448 (24.9) 783 (47.6) 808 (43.4)
Natural Family Planning 1010 (5.5) 49 (2.0) 11 (0.6) 45 (2.6) 5 (0.7) 9 (0.5) 37 (1.4) 100 (5.3) 61 (3.4) 419 (25.5) 274 (14.7)
I have not used contraception previously 1877 (10.2) 228 (9.5) 72 (4.0) 144 (8.2) 127 (18.1) 157 (8.3) 254 (9.9) 301 (15.9) 357 (19.8) 112 (6.8) 125 (6.7)

Country: All, all countries combined; Netherl, Netherlands; Switzerl, Switzerland; CZ&SVK, Czech & Slovak Republics.

Egarter et al.

Egarter et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-9

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