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Table 3 Attitude of contraceptive methods (in frequency and percentage) 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)
Discussion with one’s partner on FP
 Frequently 29(6.1) 177(28.0) 115(24.1) 35(7.1) 356(17.1)
 Sometimes 51(10.7) 239(37.8) 109(22.8) 30(6.0) 429(20.6)
 Rarely 78(16.3) 58(9.2) 20(4.2) 36(7.3) 192(9.2)
 Never 320(66.9) 159(25.1) 234(49.0) 395(79.6) 1108(53.1)
Discussion with family/relative
 Frequently 14(2.2) 52(6.5) 25(3.3) 6(0.9) 97(3.4)
 Sometimes 53(8.2) 220(27.7) 108(14.4) 29(4.1) 410(14.2)
 Rarely 68(10.6) 116(14.6) 64(8.5) 70(10.0) 318(11.0)
 Never 508(79.0) 406(51.1) 555(73.8) 597 (85.0) 2066(71.5)
Discussion with friends
 Frequently 23(3.6) 66(8.3) 51(6.8) 14(2.0) 154(5.3)
 Sometimes 67(10.4) 239(30.1) 180(23.9) 53(7.5) 539(18.6)
 Rarely 77(12) 143(18.0) 79(10.5) 73(10.4) 372(12.9)
 Never 476(74.0) 346(43.6) 442(58.8) 562(80.1) 1826(63.2)
Contraception has benefit for women
 Yes 264(41.1) 691(87.0) 452(60.1) 323(46.0) 1730(59.8)
 No 194(30.2) 45(5.7) 95(12.6) 110(15.70) 444(15.4)
 Don’t know 185(28.8) 58(7.3) 205(273) 269(38.3) 717(24.8)
Large family size affects economic condition negatively
 Strongly agree 54(8.4) 257(32.4) 163(21.7) 37 (5.3) 511(17.7)
 Agree 174(27.1) 417(52.5) 259(34.4) 123(17.5) 973(33.7)
 Neutral 52(8.1) 31(3.9) 91(12.1) 51(7.3) 225(7.8)
 Disagree 269(41.8) 69(8.7) 178(23.7) 349(49.7) 865(29.9)
 Strongly disagree 94(14.6) 20(2.5) 61(8.1) 142(20.2) 317(11.0)
Large family size earns respect by the husband
 Strongly agree 129(20.1) 32(4.0) 78(10.4) 138(19.7) 377(13.0)
 Agree 226(35.1) 237(29.8) 144(19.1) 324(46.2) 931(32.2)
 Neutral 69(10.7) 77(9.7) 99(13.2) 79(11.3) 324(11.2)
 Disagree 182(28.3) 419(52.8) 325(43.2) 119(17.0) 1045(36.1)
 Strongly disagree 37(5.8) 29(3.7) 106(14.1) 42(6.0) 214(7.4)
Large family size earns the respect of the community
 Strongly agree 107(16.6) 26(3.3) 75(10.0) 157(22.4) 365(12.6)
 Agree 212(33.0) 252(31.7) 164(21.8) 327(46.6) 955(33.0)
 Neutral 92(14.3) 87(11.0) 111(14.8) 81(11.5) 371(12.8)
 Disagree 183(28.5) 406(51.1) 294(39.1) 105(15.0) 988(34.2)
 Strongly disagree 49(7.6) 23(2.9) 108(14.4) 32(4.6) 212(7.3)
Large family size earns respect by a religious leader
 Strongly agree 156(24.3) 18(2.3) 98(13.0) 122(17.4) 394(13.6)
 Agree 169(26.3) 253(31.9) 163(21.7) 297(42.3) 882(30.5)
 Neutral 120(18.7) 171(21.5) 101(13.4) 122(17.4) 514(17.8)
 Disagree 152(23.6) 329(41.4) 248(33.0) 135(19.2) 864(29.9)
 Strongly disagree 46(7.2) 23(2.9) 142(18.9) 26(3.7) 237(8.2)
Large family size affects maternal and child health
 Strongly agree 78(12.1) 190(23.9) 125(16.6) 46(6.6) 439(15.2)
 Agree 168(26.1) 455(57.3) 263(35.0) 266(37.9) 1152(39.8)
 Neutral 79(12.3) 44(5.5) 106(14.1) 88(12.5) 317(11.0)
 Disagree 250(38.9) 94(11.8) 198(26.3) 240(34.2) 782(27.0)
 Strongly disagree 68(10.6) 11(1.4) 60(8.0) 62(8.8) 201(7.0)
Overall attitude (composite)
 Favorable 214(33.3) 687(86.5) 464(61.7) 146(20.8) 1511(52.3)
 Unfavorable 429(66.7) 107(13.5) 288(38.3) 556(79.2) 1380(47.7)