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Table 1 Characteristics of relais visits in the past three months and current use of modern contraceptive methods among young married women in Dosso region, Niger 2016

From: Can community health workers increase modern contraceptive use among young married women? A cross-sectional study in rural Niger

Sociodemographic covariatesa Overall Visited by relais in past three months Current use of modern contraceptive methods
  N (%) n (%) n (%)
  956 (100) 89 (9.3) 109 (11.4)
Age
 13 to 15 (very young) 162 (16.9) 8 (9.0) 10 (9.2)
 16 and 17 (younger adolescent) 284 (29.7) 19 (21.4) 22 (20.2)
 18 and 19 (older adolescent) 510 (53.4) 62 (69.7) 77 (70.6)
Husband’s age
 Under 25 445 (48.1) 25 (29.8) 39 (36.4)
 25 and older 481 (51.9) 59 (70.2) 68 (63.6)
Husband’s number of wives
 1 803 (86.7) 74 (88.1) 94 (87.9)
 2 111 (12.0) 8 (9.5) 12 (11.2)
 3 or more 12 (1.3) 2 (2.4) 1 (0.9)
Education level
 No school 464 (49.0) 33 (37.5) 47 (43.9)
 Quranic school 166 (17.5) 19 (21.6) 26 (24.3)
 Government school 318 (33.5) 36 (40.9) 34 (31.8)
Husband’s education level
 No school 291 (31.6) 23 (27.7) 26 (24.3)
 Quranic school 193 (20.9) 19 (22.9) 33 (30.8)
 Government school 438 (47.5) 41 (49.4) 48 (44.9)
Parity
 None 360 (37.7) 9 (10.1) 4 (3.7)
 1 child 321 (33.6) 29 (32.6) 44 (40.4)
 2 children 206 (21.5) 37 (41.6) 46 (42.2)
 3 or more children 69 (7.2) 14 (15.7) 15 (13.7)
Worked in last 12 months
 Yes 407 (42.8) 30 (33.7) 39 (35.8)
Husband sleeps most nights in the same compound
 Yes 856 (90.0) 82 (92.1) 102 (93.6)
Husband spent a period longer than three months away from village
 Yes 644 (69.8) 49 (58.3) 76 (71.0)
Household Assets
 Less than median household asset score 304 (32.9) 34 (40.5) 36 (33.6)
 Median or above household asset score 619 (67.1) 50 (59.5) 71 (66.4)
Food insecurity
 Yes 214 (22.5) 25 (28.1) 30 (27.5)
Tribe
 Zarma 650 (68.9) 51 (58.6) 59 (55.1)
 Hausa 294 (31.1) 36 (41.4) 48 (44.9)
District
 Dosso 310 (32.4) 37 (41.6) 21 (19.3)
 Doutchi 316 (33.1) 35 (39.3) 52 (47.7)
 Loga 330 (34.5) 17 (19.1) 36 (33.0)
  1. a Missing data not reported