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Table 1 Socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics of reproductive age women in four emerging regions of Ethiopia (in frequencies and percentages), 2017

From: Contraceptive prevalence rate and associated factors among reproductive age women in four emerging regions of Ethiopia: a mixed method study

Background characteristics Emerging regions
Afar
(n = 643)
BG (n = 794) Gambela
(n = 752)
Somali (n = 702) Total
(n = 2891)
Rural residence 468(72.8) 652(82.1) 528(70.2) 487(69.4) 2135(73.8)
Age (in years)
 15–24 222(34.5) 326(41.0) 383(51.0) 260(37.0) 1191(41.2)
 25–34 331(51.5) 292(36.8) 271(36.0) 305(43.5) 1199(41.5)
 35–49 90(14.0) 176(22.2) 98(13.0) 137(19.5) 501(17.3)
Educational status
 No education 504(78.4) 305(38.4) 219(29.1) 497(70.8) 1525(52.7)
 Primary 107(16.6) 318(40.1) 279(37.1) 95(13.5) 799(27.6)
 Secondary 17(2.6) 93(11.7) 178(23.7) 72(10.3) 360(12.5)
 Above Secondary 15(2.3) 78(9.8) 76(10.1) 38(5.4) 207(7.2)
Partner’s education
 No education 414(64.4) 207(26.1) 170(22.6) 359(51.1) 1150(39.8)
 Primary 77(12) 238(30) 113(15) 36(5.1) 464(16.1)
 Secondary 27(4.2) 97(12.2) 125(16.6) 57(8.1) 306(10.6)
 Above Secondary 28(4.4) 94(11.8) 181(24.1) 53(7.5) 356(12.3)
 Not Applicable 97(15.1) 158(19.9) 163(21.7) 197(28.1) 615(21.3)
Family monthly income > median(1000 ETB) 0 441(55.5) 366(48.8) 474(67.6) 1281(44.4)
Muslim in religion 622(96.7) 387(48.7) 26(3.5) 678(96.6) 1713(59.3)
Employment status
 Labor work 575(89.4) 603 (75.9) 438 (58) 527(57) 2143(74.1)
 Merchant 22(3.4) 50(6.3) 35(4.6) 68(9.7) 175 (6.1)
 Employee 21(3.2) 48(6) 74(9.8) 34(4.8) 177(6.12)
 Student 25(3.8) 93(11.7) 205(27.3) 73(10.4) 396 (13.7)
Having radio/TV/mobile phone 386(60) 482(60.7) 390(51.8) 432(61.5) 1690(58.5)
Listening Radio/TV at least once a week 183(28.5) 309(38.9) 109(14.5) 161(23) 762(26.4)
Family size
 1–5 292(45.4) 504(63.5) 353(46.9) 271(38.6) 1420(49.1)
 6–10 314(48.8) 275(34.6) 358(47.6) 352(50.1) 1299(44.9)
  > =11 37(5.8) 15(2) 41(5.4) 79(11.3) 172(6)
Ideal number of children > mean (5 children) (536(83.4) 401 (50.5) 573(76.2) 666(94.9 2176(75.3)
Ever had sexual intercourse 590(91.7) 708(89.2) 603(80.2) 573(81.6) 2474(85.6)
Mean Age at first sex 16.6(2.3) 16.8(3.1) 17.2(2.8) 18(2.9) 17.2(2.8)
Practice sex before 18 years 363(71.5) 411(61) 368(60.6) 244(44.2) 1386(59.2)
Last pregnancy wanted 353(68.7) 498(78.5) 320(59) 501(96) 1672(75.6)
Total number of pregnancy > = mean (5 children) 233(45.3) 212(33.4) 158(29.2) 281(53.8) 884(40)
Ever face abortion 54(8.4) 110(13.9) 57(7.6) 75(10.7) 296(13.4)
Ever face stillbirth 0 50(7.9) 38(7.1) 32(6.1) 120(5.4)
Having live children > 4 136(26.5) 130(20.5) 75(13.8) 164(31.4) 505(22.8)