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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of married women of Goba town, South East Ethiopia, September/ 2009

From: Demand for long acting and permanent methods of contraceptives and factors for non-use among married women of Goba Town, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Variable Number Percent
Age of the women   
15-19 32 4.4
20-24 136 18.5
25-29 210 28.6
30-34 140 19.1
35-39 110 15.0
40-44 66 9.0
45-49 40 5.4
Educational status   
Illiterate 44 6.0
Able to read /write 32 4.4
Elementary 148 20.2
High school 343 46.7
12 and above 167 22.7
Ethnicity   
Oromo 350 47.7
Amhara 336 45.8
Gurage 29 4.0
Tigre 13 1.8
Others* 6 0.8
Religion   
Muslim 161 21.9
Orthodox 490 66.8
Protestant 74 10.1
Catholic 6 0.8
Others** 3 0.4
Occupation   
Government Employee 135 18.4
House wife 442 60.2
Merchant 104 14.2
Daily laborer 14 1.9
Student 36 4.9
Others*** 3 0.4
  1. *= Sidama, kembata, somali **=Kalhiwot, Missionary ***= Tella sailors, self employee002Ccpe.