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Table 4 Percentage distribution of respondents by their knowledge of ECP

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptive pills among community pharmacy practitioners working in Kathmandu Valley: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge variables Response Percentage n (%)
Mechanism of action of ECP Prevent or delay ovulation 144 (63.4)
Induce Abortion 26 (11.5)
Prevent an already established pregnancy 23 (10.1)
Don’t Know 34 (15.0)
How many times in the past years have you received information about ECP? No 83 (36.6)
Yes, Once 96 (42.3)
Yes, More than once 48 (21.1)
Do you know when must the pills be taken to be clinically effective? Before unprotected sexual intercourse 15 (6.6)
During unprotected sexual intercourse 22 (9.7)
After unprotected sexual intercourse 185 (81.5)
Don’t Know 5 (2.2)
Within how many hours after unprotected sexual intercourse should the pills be taken? 5 1 (0.4)
24 12 (5.3)
48 20 (8.8)
72 180 (79.3)
120 13 (5.7)
Don’t Know 1 (0.4)
Mention the constituents of ECP Levonorgestrel 174 (76.7)
Levonorgestrel plus Ethinyl estradiol 24 (10.6)
Don’t Know 29 (12.8)
What is the dose of ECPs? Single-dose of 1.5 mg or 2 doses of 0.75 mg 155 (68.3)
Single-dose of 2.5 mg or 2 doses of 01.5 mg 22 (9.7)
Don’t Know 50 (22.0)
ECP can harm the developing fetus? Yes 144 (63.4)
No 40 (17.6)
Don’t Know 43 (18.9)
Do you know the side effects of ECPs? Yes 153 (67.4)
No 44 (19.4)
Not Sure 30 (13.2)
Does the pill protect from Sexually transmitted infections (STI)? Yes 12 (5.3)
No 171 (75.3)
Don’t Know 44 (19.4)
Summary   
Knowledge of ECP (Mean Score) Number %
Poor Knowledge (≤0.5) 78 34.4
Good Knowledge (> 0.5) 149 65.6
Total 227 100.0