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Table 2 Reproductive characteristics

From: The causes of infertility in women presenting to gynaecology clinics in Harare, Zimbabwe; a cross sectional study

Characteristic Frequency, n(%)
Number of pregnancies
Zero 144 (66.7)
One 43 (19.9)
Two 14 (6.5)
Three 13 (6.0)
Four 2 (0.9)
Living children
Zero 164 (75.9)
One 39 (18.1)
Two or more 13 (6.0)
Period of infertility (years)
1 24 (11.1)
2–4 98 (45.4)
5 and above 94 (43.5)
Period in current relationship (years)1
1 26 (12.0)
2–4 103 (47.7)
5 and above 87 (40.3)
Menstrual cycle
Regular 158 (73.2)
Irregular 47 (21.8)
Not stated 11 (5.1)
Irregular cycle
Not defined 15 (6.9)
Infrequent 22 (10.2)
Amenorrhoea > 1 year 10 (4.6)
Not stated 11 (5.1)
Not applicable2 158 (73.2)
Contraception
Nil 170 (78.7)
Coc3 25 (11.6)
Implant 5 (2.3)
Injectable 7 (3.2)
POP3 3 (1.4)
IUCD3 4 (1.9)
Condom 2 (0.9)
  1. 1Period of infertility in current relationship
  2. 2Not applicable because they had regular cycles
  3. 3Coc = combined oral contraceptive pill; POP = progesterone only pill; IUCD = Intra-uterine contraceptive device
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