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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of currently married women in Debre Birhan District, August 2010

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive utilization among married women of reproductive age group in North Shoa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (N = 851) Percent (%)
Residence Urban 652 76.6
Rural 199 23.4
Age 15-19 21 2.5
20-24 174 20.4
25-29 273 32.1
30-34 159 18.7
35-39 145 17.0
40-44 62 7.3
45-49 17 2.0
Ethnicity Amhara 787 92.5
Oromo 38 4.2
Others 28 3.3
Religion Orthodox 796 93.5
Muslim 27 3.2
Others 28 3.3
Women educational status   
 Can’t read & write 190 22.3
 Read and write only 77 9.0
 Primary school (1–8) 280 32.9
 Secondary (9–12) 225 26.4
 12+1 and above 79 9.3
Husband educational status   
 Can’t read & write 96 11.3
 Read and write only 100 11.8
 Primary school(1–8) 278 32.7
 Secondary(9–12) 226 26.6
 12+1 and above 151 17.7
Occupation status of the women   
 House wife/house work 495 58.2
 Merchant 89 10.5
 Farmer 53 6.2
 Daily laborer 113 13.3
 Government employee 71 8.3
 Others 30 3.5
Occupation status of the husband   
 Farmer 185 21.7
 Merchant 123 14.5
 Daily laborer 208 24.4
 Government employee 246 28.8
 Others 89 10.5
Monthly family income quartiles   
 ≤ 300 213 25
 301-600 289 34
 601-927 137 16.1
 ≥ 928 212 24.9
Having radio/TV status   
 Radio only 293 34.4
 TV only 80 9.4
 Both radio and TV 324 38.1
 None of them 154 18.1