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Table 1 Distribution of women by their selected background characteristics, 2016 EDHS

From: Spousal age difference and its effect on contraceptive use among sexually active couples in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2016 Ethiopia demographic and health survey

Variable Category Frequency(n = 7268) Percent
Age 15–19 419 5.8
20–24 1272 17.5
25–29 1841 25.3
30–34 1468 20.2
35–39 1169 16.1
40–44 681 9.4
45–49 417 5.7
Region Oromia 2897 39.9
Amhara 1879 25.9
SNNPR 1526 21.0
Tigray 408 5.6
Addis Adaba 214 2.9
Somali 163 2.2
Others a 181 2.5
Residence Urban 1031 14.2
Rural 6237 85.8
Religion Orthodox 3064 42.2
Muslim 2442 33.6
Protestant 1612 22.2
Otherb 150 2
Sex of household head Male 6969 95.9
Female 299 4.1
Husband/partner’s education level No education 3229 44.4
Primary 2908 40.0
Secondary 639 8.8
Higher 454 6.2
Don’t know 38 .5
Highest educational level women No education 4465 61.4
Primary 2131 29.3
Secondary 425 5.8
Higher 247 3.4
Respondent currently working No 5076 69.8
Yes 2192 30.2
Wealth Index Poorest 1280 17.6
Poorer 1555 21.4
Middle 1514 20.8
Richer 1504 20.7
Richest 1414 19.5
  1. Others a Afar, Benishangul, Gambela, Harari and Dire Dawa
  2. Otherb Catholic, Traditional, Other
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