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Table 1 Percent distribution of young women aged 15–24 by background characteristics, Nepal DHS 2016

From: Factors influencing the use of reproductive health services among young women in Nepal: analysis of the 2016 Nepal demographic and health survey

Background characteristics Percent Number
Age
 15–19 53.6 2598
 20–24 46.4 2251
Education level
 No education 10.0 483
 Primary 14.3 696
 Secondary 40.3 1953
 SLC & above 35.4 1718
Working status
 Not working 42.7 2070
 Working 57.4 2779
Province
 Province 1 16.8 817
 Province 2 20.5 996
 Bagmati 19.6 952
 Gandaki 9.5 460
 Province 5 18.4 892
 Karnali 6.0 293
 Sudurpashchim 9.1 440
Ethnicity
 Brahman/Chhetri 29.3 1420
 Terai caste 15.2 737
 Dalit 13.2 641
 Janajati 36.2 1755
 Muslim 6.1 296
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 17.5 847
 Poorer 20.5 994
 Middle 20.9 1015
 Richer 22.8 1104
 Richest 18.3 890
Number of living children
 0 66.0 3202
 1–2 31.8 1543
 3+ 2.2 104
Exposure to media (at least once a week)
 Not exposed 31.9 1548
 Exposed 68.1 3301
Total 100.0 4849