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Table 1 Participant’s responses to each of the six London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy questions

From: Evaluating the Chichewa version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in Malawi: a validation update

Response to LMUP questions Freq Percent
Q1—Contraception
 Always used contraception 230 5.42
 Sometimes used contraception/knew the method failed 1187 28.0
 Not using contraception 2823 66.5
 Missing 4 0.09
 Total 4244 100
Q2—Timing
 Wrong time 1460 34.6
 Ok, but not quite right time 431 10.2
 Right time 2344 55.2
 Missing 1 0.02
 Total 4244 100
Q3—Intention
 Did not intend to get pregnant 1628 38.4
 Intentions kept changing 310 7.30
 Intended to get pregnant 2304 54.2
 Missing 2 0.05
 Total 4243 100
Q4—Desire
 Did not want to have a baby 1438 33.9
 Mixed feelings about having a baby 462 10.9
 Wanted to have a baby 2344 55.2
 Total 4244 100
Q5—Partner discussions
 Never discussed having children together 970 22.9
 Discussed having children, but had not agreed to get pregnant 1011 23.8
 Agreed we would like me to be pregnant 2261 53.3
 Missing 2 0.05
 Total 4244 100
Q6—Preconception preparation
 No action to prepare for pregnancy 2710 63.9
 1 action to prepare for pregnancy 1055 24.9
 ≥ 2 actions to prepare for pregnancy 469 11.1
 Missing 10 0.24
 Total 4244 100