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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of women <50 years (n = 251)

From: Prescribed contraceptives among woman after release from prison

Variable Percent (n)
Age 18–24 25.5% (64)
  25–49 74.5% (187)
Indigenous 35.5% (89)
< 10 years formal schooling 74.5% (187)
Unemployed 72.1% (181)
Stable relationship 46.2% (116)
Dependent children 46.9% (115)
Previous incarceration 60.5% (152)
History of sexually transmitted infection (STI) 31.1% (78)
Currently pregnant 9.5% (18)
Prescribed contraception in prison <1% (2)