Table 1.

Demographic and patient characteristics of women who had a consultation for emergency contraception (cases), and women who did not have a consultation for emergency contraception (controls)

VariableCases, n (%)Controls, n (%)
Previous 12 months’ experience of domestic violence and abuseaNo43 418 (99.65)174 108 (99.90)
Yes152 (0.35)172 (0.10)
Mean age, years (standard deviation)28.46 (8.29)28.46 (8.41)
Age categories, years15–2415 844 (36.36)63 510 (36.44)
25–3922 545 (51.74)89 410 (51.30)
40–495181 (11.89)21 360 (12.26)
EthnicityWhite17 986 (41.28)56 450 (32.39)
Black1001 (2.30)2033 (1.17)
Asian1065 (2.44)3848 (2.21)
Mixed389 (0.89)800 (0.46)
Other354 (0.81)1370 (0.79)
Missing22 775 (52.27)109 779 (62.99)
Socioeconomic status (quintiles of level of deprivation)Least deprived: 14419 (10.14)19 991 (11.47)
24665 (10.71)19 795 (11.36)
35140 (11.80)20 252 (11.62)
45437 (12.48)19 813 (11.37)
Most deprived: 55615 (12.89)18 959 (10.88)
missing18 294 (41.99)75 470 (43.30)
Pregnancies, n015 617 (35.84)105 190 (60.36)
17209 (16.55)24 178 (13.87)
≥220 744 (47.61)44 912 (25.77)
Children, n025 426 (58.36)133 040 (76.34)
110 623 (24.38)25 472 (14.62)
≥27521 (17.26)15 768 (9.05)
History of alcohol misuse since age 15aNo43 180 (99.10)173 621 (99.62)
Yes390 (0.90)659 (0.38)
History of depression/depressive episode within 2 yearsaNo39 174 (89.91)166 101 (95.31)
Yes4396 (10.09)8179 (4.69)
  • a Before the index date.