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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of MWRA

From: Assessing predictors of contraceptive use and demand for family planning services in underserved areas of Punjab province in Pakistan: results of a cross-sectional baseline survey

Characteristics Chakwal % Mianwali % Bhakkar %
Age of women
≤24 15.3 16.3 15.5
>24 to 35 43.2 45.3 53.3
>35 41.5 38.4 31.2
Average ± SD 32.4 ± 7.4 31.2 ± 7.1 30.3 ± 6.3
Age of women at marriage
≤20 67.4 65.0 65.7
>20 to 25 25.9 26.6 29.8
>25 6.6 8.5 4.4
Average ± SD 19.8 ± 3.7 20.2 ± 3.8 19.9 ± 3.3
Age of husband
<30 19.7 22.4 21.9
30 to <40 34.6 37.7 46.8
40+ 45.7 39.9 31.4
Average ± SD 37.1 ± 8.7 37.1 ± 8.6 34.9 ± 7.5
Women’s education
Illiterate 32.6 60.6 63.4
Literate 67.4 39.4 36.6
Husband’s education
Illiterate 11.2 23.8 38.1
Literate 88.8 76.2 61.9
Number of living children
No children 3.8 6.6 5.7
1 child 18.2 18.7 17.5
2-3 children 39.9 36.4 38.4
4 or more children 38.2 38.4 38.4
Wealth quintile
Poorest 5.9 14.9 25.2
Poor 13.3 21.2 21.4
Middle 15.5 18.1 21.7
Rich 19.6 23.6 19.1
Richest 45.7 22.2 12.5