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Table 1 Percentage distribution of women according to different characteristics

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice GAP in family planning usage: an analysis of selected cities of Uttar Pradesh

Background characteristics Agra Aligarh Allahabad Gorakhpur Moradabad Varanasi Total
Age group
 15–19 3.5 3.6 1.7 2.1 2.2 1.8 2.5
 20–24 17.2 15.1 13.7 14.9 12.9 13.7 14.8
 25–29 21.6 20.2 20.3 19.3 18.7 21.7 20.6
 30–34 18.0 20.0 21.1 19.3 21.0 19.0 19.5
 35–49 39.7 41.1 43.2 44.3 45.2 43.9 42.6
Educational status
 No education 38.0 42.3 22.0 26.9 36.0 32.1 32.3
 Primary education 9.8 9.2 9.5 8.3 9.3 12.6 9.8
 Secondary education 33.9 28.8 35.7 39.3 33.9 38.3 34.9
 Higher education 18.2 19.7 32.8 25.5 20.8 16.9 22.8
Place of residence
 Non Slum 75.0 81.3 89.2 90.3 86.8 73.9 81.7
 Slum 25.0 18.7 10.8 9.7 13.2 26.1 18.3
No of living children
 No child 8.5 9.1 8.8 10.2 10.1 8.4 9.0
 One child 16.7 12.4 17.8 16.2 13.7 15.7 15.8
 Two children 24.9 21.1 30.0 25.8 23.3 25.4 25.5
 Three children 18.6 19.7 19.2 20.9 20.0 18.4 19.3
 Four & more than 4 children 31.1 37.8 24.3 26.9 32.5 32.2 30.3
Religion
 Non muslim 87.2 66.6 81.0 81.5 62.6 77.8 78.5
 Muslim 12.8 33.4 19.0 18.5 37.4 22.2 21.5
Caste
 Sc/St 30.8 20.7 15.3 12.7 13.5 12.3 18.5
 OBC 32.2 39.3 40.0 47.2 48.8 54.2 42.9
 Others 37.0 40.0 44.7 40.0 37.6 33.5 38.6
Wealth index
 Poor 37.5 36.9 32.9 38.4 36.6 38.1 36.7
 Medium 19.9 20.5 21.9 19.9 20.0 20.2 20.4
 Rich 42.6 42.5 45.2 41.6 43.2 41.7 42.8
Media exposure
 No exposure 19.4 21.4 10.3 11.0 22.1 19.9 27.9
 Exposure to at least one form of media 80.6 78.6 89.7 89.0 77.9 80.1 72.1
Husband education
 Not educated 27.1 42.1 27.0 22.8 33.4 22.9 17.0
 Educated 72.9 57.9 73.0 77.2 66.6 77.1 83.0