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Table 1 Characteristics of the included studies

From: The unmet needs for modern family planning methods among postpartum women in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature

Authors Country and state/region Setting Recruitment period Type of study/method Sample size
Abera et al. 2015 [41] Ethiopia, Gondar Community-based August 2013 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 703
Abraha et al. 2017 [42] Ethiopia, Aksum Community-based March–April, 2015 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 590 (N expected [NE] = 601)
Abraha et al. 2018 [43] Ethiopia, Aksum Community-based March–April 2015 Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 590 (NE = 604)
Achwoka et al. 2018 [56] Kenya Nationally representative 2013 (month not specified) National cross-sectional/quantitative N = 955 (NE = 1012)
Gebremedhin et al. 2018 [44] Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Community-based May–June 2015 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 803 (NE = 849)
Dona et al. 2018 [45] Ethiopia, Aroressa Community-based March–April, 2017 Cross sectional/quantitative N = 684 (NE = 695)
Berta et al. 2018[46] Ethiopia, Gondar Healthcare facility March–April 2015 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 404
Bwazi et al. 2014 [54] Malawi, Ntchisi Healthcare facility July 2011 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 383
Thindwa et al. 2019[55] Malawi nationally representative (nested) May 2015–May 2016 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 578
Chinaeke. 2019 [51] Nigeria (the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa state) Healthcare facility April 2014–September 2015 Prospective cohort study/quantitative N = 399 (NE = 497)
Embafrash and Mekonnen 2019 [59] Ethiopia, Tahtay-Koraro Healthcare facility February–March 2014 Cross-sectional/mixed methods N = 409 (NE = 422)
Idowu et al. 2015 [52] Nigeria, Ogbomoso Healthcare facility Three months, year not specified Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 444
Iliyasu et al. 2018 [53] Nigeria, Kano Healthcare facility January–February 2015 Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 317 (NE = 371)
Keesara et al. 2018 [57] Kenya, Nairobi Healthcare facility December 2013–April 2014 Cross-sectional/qualitative N = 91
Tegegn et al. 2017 [47] Ethiopia, Dessie Community-based December 2014 Cross-sectional/quantitative N = 383
Mengesha et al. 2015 [48] Ethiopia, Dabat Community-based January 2013 Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 899 (NE = 816)
Gejo et al. 2019 [49] Ethiopia, Hossana Healthcare facility June–July 2018 Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 368
Sileo et al. 2015 [58] Uganda, Butambala Healthcare facility 2010, month no specified Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 258 (NE = 301)
Abraha et al. 2018 [50] Ethiopia (Tanquae-Abrgelle, Adwa, Tahtay-Maychew and Laelay-Maychew) Community-based March–April 2017 Cross-sectional/ quantitative N = 1109
  1. NE  number expected