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Table 1 Distribution of women, by background characteristics

From: Contraceptive method use, discontinuation and failure rates among women aged 15–49 years: evidence from selected low income settings in Kumasi, Ghana

Background characteristics  Case [Percent] (N = 4220)
Age (years)
 15–19 556 [13.2%]
 20–24 730 [17.3%]
 25–29 869 [20.6%]
 30–34 700 [16.6%]
 35–39 610 [14.4%]
 40–44 402 [9.5%]
 45–49 353 [8.4%]
Education
 None 1089 [25.8%]
 Primary 2008 [47.6%]
 Secondary or higher 1123 [26.6%]
Household Wealth Index
 Poorest 323 [7.7%]
 Poorer 829 [19.6%]
 Medium 11,571 [37.2%]
 Richer 1230 [29.2%]
 Richest 267 [6.3%]
Marital Status
 Currently in union with a partner 1656 [39.2%]
 Formerly in union with a partner 2173 [51.5%]
 Currently in union with a partner 391 [9.3%]
Religion  
 Catholic 237 [5.6%]
 Anglican/Methodist/Presbyterian 371 [8.8%]
 Pentecostal 1265 [30.0%]
 Other Christian 511 [12.1%]
 Moslem 1780 [42.2%]
 Other/No religion 56 [1.3%]
  Mean [Std. Dev.]
Number of contraceptive methods known (0–13) 8.6 [2.0]