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Table 1 Demographic, socioeconomic and other characteristics of married women aged 15–49 years in Burundi, 2010

From: Determinants of unmet need for family planning among married women of reproductive age in Burundi: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics (n = 5421) Number Percent
Woman’s age
 15–24 1307 24.1
 25–34 2161 39.9
 35+ 1954 36.0
Age at first cohabitation
 < 18 1490 27.5
 > 18 3931 72.5
Number of unions
 More than once 5523 88.1
 Once 744 11.9
Number of living children
 0–1 1045 19.3
 2–3 1935 35.7
 4–5 1386 25.6
 6+ 1055 19.4
Woman’s education
 No education 2931 54.1
 Primary 2145 39.6
 Secondary + 344 6.3
Husband/partner’s education
 No education 2345 43.3
 Primary 2571 47.4
 Secondary+ 448 8.3
 Don’t know 57 1.0
Sex of head of household
 Male 4809 88.7
 Female 611 11.3
Religion
 Catholic 3314 61.1
 Protestant 1696 31.3
 Muslim, others 412 7.6
Ideal number of children
 0–3 1552 28.6
 4–5 2841 52.4
 6+ 1028 19.0
Husband’s desire for children
 Both same 2334 43.4
 Husband wants more 715 13.3
 Husband wants fewer 818 15.2
 Don’t know 1510 28.1
Daughters dead
 0 4239 78.2
 1+ 1183 21.8
Sons dead
 0 4135 76.3
 1+ 1285 23.7
Wealth index
 Poor 2189 40.4
 Middle 1129 20.8
 Rich 2102 38.8
Respondent works for
 Family member 242 4.9
 Someone else 499 10.1
 Self–employed 4183 85.0
Respondent worked in last 12 months
 No 497 9.2
 In the past year 493 9.1
 Currently working 3980 73.4
 Have a job but on leave last 7 days 450 8.3
Respondent currently working
 No 991 18.3
 Yes 4430 81.7
Place of residence
 Urban 460 8.5
 Rural 4961 91.5
Region
 Bujumbura 294 5.4
 North 1625 30.0
 Central–East 1397 25.8
 West 993 18.3
 South 1110 20.5
Visited by an FP worker
 No 5145 94.9
 Yes 277 5.1
Visited a health facility
 No 1133 20.9
 Yes 4288 79.1
Knowledge of any method
 Knows no modern method 43 0.8
 Knows any modern method 5377 99.2
Heard FP in newspapers/magazine
 No 5309 98.0
 Yes 107 2.0
Heard FP on radio
 No 2962 54.7
 Yes 2455 45.3
Heard FP on TV
 No 5260 97.1
 Yes 156 2.9