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Table 4 Relationship between beliefs about access and use of contraception and access to contraception in the community

From: Social norms, attitudes and access to modern contraception for adolescent girls in six districts in Uganda

Beliefs about access and use of contraception Adolescent girls are allowed to access contraception in this community Chi-square (P-value) Total
No Yes
Consistent use of the condom prevents pregnancy    126.61 (0.000)****  
Disagree 90.4 9.6   100
Agree 69.2 30.8   100
It is not easy for women below 20 years to get pregnant    0.02 (0.886)  
Disagree 73.5 26.5   100
Agree 73.2 26.8   100
Belief that withdrawal prevents pregnancy    5.75 (0.016)**  
Disagree 71.9 28.1   100
Agree 76.4 23.7   100
Women or girls have a right to access family planning methods    298.25 (0.000)****  
Disagree 89.6 10.4   100
Agree 62.9 37.1   100
 A girl who is sexually active can use contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy    296.94 (0.000)****  
Disagree 89.6 10.4   100
Agree 62.9 37.1   100
Unmarried women or girls should have access to contraception    427.09 (0.000)****  
Disagree 88.6 11.4   100
Agree 57.3 42.7   100
Married women or girls should have access to contraception    213.44 (0.000)****  
Disagree 91.6 8.4   100
Agree 66.8 33.3   100
Women know where to obtain contraception for prevention against pregnancy    113.76 (0.000)****  
Disagree 92.2 7.9   100
Agree 70.0 30.0   100
Women who carry condoms are promiscuous    31.34 (0.000)****  
Disagree 65.9 34.1   100
Agree 75.8 24.2   100
It is not good for girls to know about sexual matters because they will get spoilt    48.74 (0.000)****  
Disagree 65.3 34.7   100
Agree 76.8 23.2   100
Total 73.5 26.6   
  1. Note: *=p < 0.10; **=p < 0.05; ***=p < 0.01; ****=p < 0.001. Missing cases are not shown. Figures may not add up to 100 % due to rounding errors