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Table 1 Socio-demographic and household characteristics of respondents

From: Perception, pattern of use, partner support and determinants of uptake of family planning methods among women in rural communities in Southeast Nigeria

Variable n = 484 (%)
Age (Mean ± SD) 29.2 ± 6.1  
Religious denomination
 Roman Catholic 278 57.4
 Other denominations 206 42.6
Educational level
 Primary and less 99 20.5
 Secondary and more 385 79.5
Spouse’s Educational level
 Primary and less 104 21.5
 Secondary and more 380 78.5
Number of living children
  < 5 children 348 71.9
  ≥ 5 children 136 28.1
Type of household
 Monogamous 443 91.5
 Polygamous 41 8.5
Household head
 Husband/partner 458 94.6
 Others* 26 5.4
Decision maker on health matters
 Husband/partner 449 92.80
 Others* 35 7.20
  1. *father in-law, mother in-law, Self, Parents