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Types of combined oral contraceptives used by US women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22770787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We sought to estimate the prevalence of types of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) used among US women.
STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed interview-collected data from 12,279 women aged 15-44 years participating in the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010. Analyses focused on COC use overall, by pill type, across sociodemographics and health factors.
RESULTS: The prevalence of current COC use (88 different brands) was 17%. The majority of COC users used earlier-formulation COCs: ≥30 mcg (67%) versus <30 mcg estrogen (33%), monophasic (67%) versus multiphasic (33%) dosages and traditional 21/7 (88%) versus extended/other cycle regimens (12%) regimens. Norgestimate (32%) and norethindrone (20%) were the most commonly used progestins. Sociodemographic, gynecological and health risk factors were associated with type of COC use.
CONCLUSION: Further investigation of specific COC use and of the factors associated with types of pills used among US women at the population level is needed.
Kelli Stidham Hall; James Trussell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1879-0518     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  2013-04-22     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Contraception Behavior*
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined / administration & dosage*
Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal / administration & dosage*
Contraceptives, Oral, Sequential / administration & dosage
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic / administration & dosage
Cross-Sectional Studies
Estradiol Congeners / administration & dosage*
Family Characteristics
Health Surveys
Norethindrone / administration & dosage
Norgestrel / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives
Progesterone Congeners / administration & dosage*
United States
Young Adult
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral, Combined; 0/Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal; 0/Contraceptives, Oral, Sequential; 0/Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic; 0/Estradiol Congeners; 0/Progesterone Congeners; 3J8Q1747Z2/Norgestrel; C291HFX4DY/norgestimate; T18F433X4S/Norethindrone
Comment In:
Contraception. 2013 Jul;88(1):192-3   [PMID:  23410715 ]
Contraception. 2013 Jul;88(1):193   [PMID:  23375355 ]

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