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Table 2 Percentage of young women aged 15–24 using modern contraception according to 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

  Modern contraceptive use
Background characteristics Percent 95% CI Number p-value
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Age
 15–19 14.5 [11.5–18.1] 704 0.000
 20–24 23.9 [21.3–26.8] 1684  
Education
 No education 15.9 [12.1–20.6] 396 0.085
 Primary 20.4 [16.4–25.0] 486  
 Secondary 23.0 [19.6–26.7] 914  
 SLC & above 22.4 [18.5–26.7] 593  
Working status
 Not working 17.8 [14.8–21.2] 1041 0.006
 Working 23.7 [21.0–26.7] 1347  
Caste/ethnicity
 Brahman/Chhetri 22.4 [18.8–26.5] 608 0.000
 Terai caste 13.5 [9.6–18.7] 463  
 Dalit 17.4 [12.9–23.0] 366  
 Janajati 28.6 [24.7–33.0] 795  
 Muslim 9.3 [5.4–15.6] 157  
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 22.5 [18.8–26.7] 440 0.422
 Poorer 22.8 [18.4–27.9] 526  
 Middle 18.7 [15.1–22.9] 589  
 Richer 19.6 [15.6–24.4] 548  
 Richest 23.9 [18.2–30.8] 286  
Number of living children
 0 8.5 [6.3–11.4] 754 0.000
 1–2 26.0 [23.2–29.0] 1532  
 3+ 42.0 [30.4–54.6] 103  
Fertility preference
 Wants no more children 33.6 [29.7–37.6] 745 0.000
 Wants more children 15.1 [12.9–17.8] 1540  
 Undecided 20.9 [13.4–31.0] 103  
Women’s participation in decision-making
 Not participated 16.2 [13.9–18.8] 1226 0.000
 Participated one or more decisions 26.4 [23.2–29.7] 1162  
Exposure to media (at least once a week)
 Not exposed 17.7 [14.8–21.0] 946 0.005
 Exposed 23.4 [20.7–26.4] 1443  
Total 21.1 [18.9–23.5] 2389