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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in SNNPR, Ethiopia, 2015

From: Contraceptive utilization and associated factors among women of reproductive age group in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia: cross-sectional survey, mixed-methods

Variable (n = 3205) Number Percent (%)
Age
 15–19 years 658 20.5
 20–24 years 532 16.6
 25–29 years 748 23.3
 30–34 years 508 15.8
 35–39 years 390 12.2
 40–44 years 130 4.1
 45–49 years 25 0.8
 I don’t know 214 6.7
Type of residence
 Urban 452 14.1
 Rural agrarian 2677 83.5
 Rural pastoralist 76 2.4
Educational status
 Illiterate 1201 37.5
 Read and write only 177 5.5
 Primary school (1–8) 1180 36.8
 High school (9–12) 456 14.2
 Certificate (10 + 1 and 12 + 1) 94 3.0
 Diploma and above 97 3.0
Religion
 Orthodox 1030 32.1
 Protestant 1668 52.0
 Catholic 87 2.7
 Muslim 372 11.6
 Pagan/no-religion/ 40 1.3
 Others 8 0.3
Occupation status
 Housewife 1810 56.5
 Government Employ 130 4.1
 Private Employ 58 1.8
 Agrarian/farmer 273 8.5
 Pastoralist 56 1.7
 Merchant 306 9.6
 Unemployed 87 2.7
 Student 481 15.0
 Others (Daily laborer, Driver) 4 0.1