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Table 2 Knowledge of contraceptive methods (in frequencies and percentages) among reproductive-age women in the four emerging regions of Ethiopia, 2017

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

Variable Emerging regions
Afar (n = 643) BG (n = 794) Gambella (n = 752) Somali (n = 702) Total (n = 2891)
Know at least one contraceptive method 581(90.4) 761(95.8) 538(71.5) 514(73.2) 2394(82.8)
Know male condom 313(48.7) 475(59.8) 397(52.8) 200(28.5) 1385(47.9)
Know pill 462(71.9) 664(83.6) 428(56.9) 400(57.0) 1954(67.6)
Know injectable 506(78.7) 730(91.9) 446(59.3) 407(58.0) 2089(72.3)
Know IUD 95(14.8) 471(59.3) 153(20.3) 96(13.7) 815(28.2)
Know implants 211(32.8) 696(87.7) 336(44.7) 252(35.9) 1495(51.7)
Know tubal ligation 73(11.4) 204(25.7) 132(17.6) 47(6.7) 456(15.8)
Know vasectomy 56(8.7) 97(12.2) 115(15.3) 38(5.4) 306(10.6)
Female condom 77(12.0) 173(21.8) 256(34.0) 71(10.1) 577(20.0)
Know LAM 349(54.3) 244(30.7) 158(21.0) 368(52.4) 1119(38.7)
Know rhythm 230(35.8) 388(48.9) 285(37.9) 224(31.9) 1127(39.0)
Know withdrawal 109(17.0) 171(21.5) 72(9.6) 76(10.8) 428(14.8)
Know emergency contraceptive 141(21.9) 187(23.6) 181(24.1) 122(17.4) 631(21.8)
Good overall knowledge (composite) 222(34.5) 498(62.7) 309(41.1) 225(32.1) 1254(43.4)
Source of contraceptive information
 Friends 170(26) 208(26.2) 174(23.1) 163(23.2) 715(24.7)
 School 90(14) 186(23.4) 158(21) 77(11) 511(17.7)
 Family 73(11) 95(12.0) 44(5.9) 47(6.7) 259(9)
 HEWs 310(48.2) 561(70.7) 276(36.7) 159(22.6) 1306(45.2)
 Health care providers 220(34.2) 300(37.8) 124(16.5) 190(27.1) 834(28.8)
 Radio 107(16.6) 93(11.7) 4(0.5) 25(3.6) 229(7.9)
 Television 62(9.6) 92(11.6) 40(5.3) 63(9) 257(8.9)
 Printed-materials 8(1.2) 3(0.4) 0(0.0) 1(0.1) 12(0.4)
 Internet/Social Media 8(12) 1(0.1) 4(0.5) 20(2.8) 33(1.1)