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Table 2 Distribution of women by their experience of contraceptive use, 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
Knowledge of any method Knows no method 79 1.1
Knows methods 7189 98.9
Ever used contraceptive No (Not used outside and in calendar) 2830 38.9
Yes (used outside and in calendar) 4438 61.1
Recent sexual activity Active in last 4 weeks 6335 87.2
Not active in last 4 weeks 932 12.8
Current use of contraceptive(n = 6335) Not using 3728 58.8
Using 2608 41.2
Intention to use (n = 3728) Use later 1942 52.1
Unsure about use 94 2.5
Does not intend 1692 45.4
Fertility preference of the Husband Have another 4619 63.6
Undecided 222 3.1
No more 2265 31.2
Others a 162 2.3
Fertility preference of the women Have another 4142 57.0
Undecided 386 5.3
No more 2622 36.1
Others a 118 1.7
Living children and current pregnancy No child 456 6.3
One Child 1105 15.2
Two Children 1135 15.6
Three Children 1107 15.2
Four Children 994 13.7
Five Children 831 11.4
Six and above Children 1640 22.6
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