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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents by region

From: A survival analysis of the timing of onset of childbearing among young females in Nigeria: are predictors the same across regions?

  North Central North East North West South East South South South West Nigeria
N = 2432 (%) N = 2531 (%) N = 3580 (%) N = 1647 (%) N = 2439 (%) N = 1990 (%) N = 14,619 (%)
Location
 Urban 823 (33.8) 660 (26.1) 935 (26.1) 1115 (67.7) 844 (34.6) 1454 (73.1) 5831 (39.9)
 Rural 1609 (66.2) 1871 (73.9) 2645 (73.9) 532 (32.3) 1595 (65.4) 536 (26.9) 8788 (60.1)
Education
 No education 410 (16.9) 1260 (49.8) 2225 (62.2) 11 (0.7) 28 (1.1) 91 (4.6) 4025 (27.5)
 Primary 382 (15.7) 377 (14.9) 444 (12.4) 166 (10.1) 335 (13.7) 154 (7.7) 1858 (12.7)
 Secondary 1464 (60.2) 810 (32.0) 849 (23.7) 1347 (81.8) 1928 (79.0) 1511 (75.9) 7909 (54.1)
 Higher 176 (7.2) 84 (3.3) 62 (1.7) 123 (7.5) 148 (6.1) 234 (11.8) 827 (5.7)
Religion
 Catholics 312 (13.1) 83 (3.3) 80 (2.3) 801 (48.8) 239 (9.9) 87 (4.4) 1602 (11.1)
 Other Christians 1004 (42.1) 454 (18.1) 160 (4.5) 836 (50.9) 2138 (88.3) 1289 (65.2) 5881 (40.7)
 Muslims 1070 (44.8) 1978 (78.6) 3287 (93.2) 4 (0.2) 44 (1.8) 600 (30.4) 6983 (48.3)
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 176 (7.2) 782 (30.9) 1122 (31.3) 72 (4.4) 13 (0.5) 25 (1.3) 2190 (15.0)
 Poorer 437 (18.0) 731 (28.9) 1117 (31.2) 236 (14.3) 237 (9.7) 143 (7.2) 2901 (19.8)
 Middle 780 (32.1) 466 (18.4) 607 (17.0) 427 (25.9) 665 (27.3) 303 (15.2) 3248 (22.2)
 Richer 550 (22.6) 332 (13.1) 456 (12.7) 507 (30.8) 854 (35.0) 659 (33.1) 3358 (23.0)
 Richest 489 (20.1) 220 (8.7) 278 (7.8) 405 (24.6) 670 (27.5) 860 (43.2) 2922 (20.0)
Ever/never married
 Single never married 1504 (61.8) 920 (36.3) 995 (27.8) 1348 (81.8) 1873 (76.8) 1546 (77.7) 8186 (56.0)
 Ever married/cohabited 928 (38.2) 1611 (63.7) 2585 (72.2) 299 (18.2) 566 (23.2) 444 (22.3) 6433 (44.0)
Has begun childbearing
 No 1664 (68.4) 1288 (50.9) 1715 (47.9) 1322 (80.3) 1764 (72.3) 1543 (77.5) 9296 (63.6)
 Yes 768 (31.6) 1243 (49.1) 1865 (52.1) 325 (19.7) 675 (27.7) 447 (22.5) 5323 (36.4)