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Table 1 Sample characteristics of married women of reproductive age in rural UP at the second round of survey (N = 1398)

From: Family planning counseling and its associations with modern contraceptive use, initiation, and continuation in rural Uttar Pradesh, India

Characteristics % (95% CI) / Median (IQR)
Modern contraceptive use behavior
 Continued use 9.63 (7.40–12.44)
 New use 10.86 (8.45–13.83)
 Discontinued use 9.79 (7.34–12.95)
 Consistent non-use 69.72 (65.83–73.35)
FP counseling experience (during 2 years between the surveys)
 No counseling 78.23 (74.15–81.83)
 Lower quality counseling 18.09 (14.80–21.93)
 Higher quality counseling 3.67 (2.58–5.20)
Reproductive history
 Age at first birth (continuous) 20.00 (19.00–23.00)
 Birth parity (continuous) 3.00 (2.00–5.00)
 Any living son
  No 19.20 (16.23–22.58)
  Yes 80.80 (77.42–83.77)
Socio-demographics
 Age at marriage (continuous) 15.00(15.00–16.00)
 Age of woman (continuous) 33.00 (27.00–40.00)
 Caste
  SC/ST 23.36 (19.59–27.61)
  OBC 59.49 (54.70–64.12)
  General 17.15 (13.59–21.40)
Religion
 Hindu/Others 80.35 (74.63–85.03)
 Muslim 19.65 (14.97–25.37)
Wealth index (continuous)
 Literacy
  Illiterate 66.25 (62.60–69.70)
  Literate 33.75 (30.30–37.40)
Husband’s education
 Not completed primary education 33.99 (29.81–38.44)
 Completed primary education 66.01 (61.56–70.19)