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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of reproductive age women in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016(n = 15,683)

From: Spatial distribution and determinant factors of unmet need for family planning among all reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: a multi-level logistic regression modelling approach

Variables Weighted frequency Weighted percent
Age of the respondents
 Mean ± SD of the women 28.2 ± 9.2
 15–19 years 3381 21.6
 20–24 years 2762 17.6
 25–49 years 9540 60.8
Place of Residence
 Urban 3476 22.2
 Rural 12,207 77.8
Region
 Tigray 1129 7.2
 Afar 128 0.8
 Amhara 3714 23.7
 Oromia 5701 36.4
 Somali 460 2.9
Benishangul Gumuz 160 1.0
SNNP 3288 21.0
Gambela 44 0.3
Harari 39 0.3
Addis Ababa 930 5.8
Dire Dawa 90 0.6
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 6786 43.3
 Muslim 4893 31.2
 Protestant 3674 23.4
 Catholic/tradition/others 330 2.1
Educational status of women
 No education 7498 47.8
 Primary education 5490 35.0
 Secondary education 1818 11.6
 Higher Education 877 5.6
Marital status
 Never in union 4036 25.7
 Married or in union 10,223 65.2
 Separated/divorced/widowed 1423 9.1
Wealth status
 Rich 7263 46.3
 Average 2978 19.0
 Poor 5442 34.7
Total living children
 Less than five 11,890 75.8
 Five or more 3793 24.2
Age at first marriage
  < 15 years 3055 19.5
 15–24 years 8029 51.2
  > 24 years 4599 29.3