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Table 1 Characteristics of women age 15–49 who used a contraceptive method within 5 years before the 2015–16 MDHS

From: Factors that affect the discontinuation of family planning methods in Myanmar: analysis of the 2015–16 Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey

Characteristics of contraceptive ever users (N=5,431)
n
%
Age group
 15-19 144 2.5
 20-24 665 12.2
 25-29 1,058 19.3
 30-34 1,158 21.7
 35-39 1,146 21.5
 40-44 817 14.7
 45-49 443 8.1
Marital status
 Married 5,252 96.9
 Never married/widowed/divorced/separated 179 3.1
Education level
 No formal education 638 12.0
 Primary 2,481 46.7
 Secondary 1,842 32.6
 Higher 470 8.7
Occupation (n=5,417)
 Not working 1,626 29.1
 Professional/technical/managerial 289 4.7
 Clerical 58 1.1
 Sales 996 18.0
 Agricultural-self employed 442 8.7
 Agricultural-employee 301 5.5
 Household and domestic 12 0.2
 Services 33 0.7
 Skilled manual 312 6.5
 Unskilled manual 1,348 25.5
Wealth index
 Poorest 1,076 19.8
 Poorer 1,100 20.3
 Middle 1,069 19.2
 Richer 1,126 20.3
 Richest 1,060 20.5
Residence
 Urban 1,551 28.0
 Rural 3,880 72.0
Region
 Kachin 278 2.4
 Kayah 333 0.5
 Kayin 303 2.2
 Chin 166 0.4
 Sagaing 448 10.8
 Tanintharyi 321 2.3
 Bago 469 11.1
 Magway 362 7.4
 Mandalay 393 11.1
 Mon 339 3.6
 Rakhine 353 5.4
 Yangon 454 14.4
 Shan 340 10.6
 Ayeyarwady 473 15.3
 Nay Pyi Taw 399 2.8
Number of births in last 5 years
 No birth 2,574 49.8
 1 2,355 42.9
 2 451 06.5
 3 51 00.7
Number of living children
 0 449 9.1
 1 1,461 28.8
 2 1,533 28.9
 3 1,012 18.0
 4+ 976 15.1
Knowledge on family planning
 Poor 1,484 27.3
 Good 3,947 72.7
Exposure to FP message/source of information
 No exposure 3,047 52.5
 Exposure from any source 2,384 47.5
Decision making for contraceptive use
 Mainly women 1,215 33.0
 Mainly husband 75 1.8
 Jointly 2,437 64.9
 Others 18 0.4
Informed choice
 Yes 806 22.6
 No 2,873 77.4