Skip to main content

Table 2 Reproductive Health Status among women in the mining community N = 40

From: Women’s well-being and reproductive health in Indian mining community: need for empowerment

Reproductive Health Status Percentage Frequency
Age at marriage Less than 18 years 65.0 26
More than 19 years 35.0 14
Number of children Three and less 42.5 17
Four and more 57.5 23
Birth intervals 2 years and less 52.5 21
2 - 4 years 47.5 19
Methods used to prevent conception Contraceptive pills 9.0 22.5
Safe period/ Withdrawal 6.0 15.0
Intrauterine device 4.0 10.0
Condom 8.0 20.0
Female tubectomy/tubal ligation 13.0 32.5
Reproductive health choices made by husband Spacing/ birth intervals 82.5 33
Number of children 72.5 29
Son preference 95.0 38
Use of contraceptives 47.5 19
Abortion 40.0 16
Domestic violence Any form of domestic violence 90.0 36
Minor violence 55.0 22
Major violence 35.0 14
Inter-spousal communication Good 22.5 9
Fair 45.0 18
Poor 32.5 13
Husbands drinking habits Daily alcohol intake 67.5 27
Alcohol intake 2–4 times/ week 32.5 13
Decision-making Household (e.g. cooking, child care) 40.0 16
Family (e.g. assets, financial) 32.5 13
  Mobility (e.g. health care, work) 27.5 11