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Table 2 Socio-economic status and unmet need for contraception among young women in SSA

From: Socio-economic and demographic predictors of unmet need for contraception among young women in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from cross-sectional surveys

Variables Weighted N Weighted % Unmet need for contraception
   Weighted N Weighted %
Educational level [χ2 = 24.9, p < 0.001]
No education 20,027 33.5 5246 25.3
Primary 21,735 36.3 5899 27.2
Secondary/higher 18,102 30.2 4744 27.2
Wealth status [χ2 = 36.7, p < 0.001]    
Poorest 12,904 21.6 3890 26.6
Poorer 13,655 22.8 3684 27.0
Middle 12,314 20.6 3321 27.6
Richer 11,735 19.6 2926 26.8
Richest 9,255 15.5 2068 24.0
Age [χ2 = 5.2, p < 0.05]     
15–19 16,755 28.0 4592 27.2
20–24 43,109 72.0 11,297 26.3
Sex of household head [χ2 = 101.0, p < 0.001]
Male 50,679 84.7 12,848 25.6
Female 9,185 15.3 3041 31.6
Place of residence [χ2 = 35.4, p < 0.001]
Urban 18,508 30.9 5079 28.2
Rural 41,356 69.1 10,810 25.8
Marital status [χ2 = 454.8, p < 0.001]
Married 44,407 74.2 10,791 24.3
Cohabiting 15,457 25.8 5098 26.5
Employment status [χ2 = 39.3, p < 0.001]
Unemployed 22,902 38.3 6640 27.9
Employed 36,962 61.7 9249 25.6
Religion [χ2 = 38.0, p < 0.001]
Christianity 34,303 57.3 9081 27.0
Islam 22,748 38.0 5959 25.4
Traditional religion 1,431 2.4 409 27.8
No religion 1,384 2.3 440 31.5
Frequency of reading newspaper/magazine [χ2 = 12.9, p < 0.01]
Not at all 51,107 85.4 13,811 26.8
Less than once a week 5,070 8.5 1221 24.5
At least once a weak 3,687 6.2 857 25.8
Frequency of listening to radio [χ2 = 5.1, p > 0.05]
Not at all 21,003 45.1 7331 26.7
Less than once a week 11,012 18.4 2977 27.2
At least once a weak 21,849 36.5 5581 26.5
Frequency of watching television [χ2 = 22.8, p < 0.001]
Not at all 37,744 63.1 10,012 25.9
Less than once a week 6,800 11.4 1830 26.9
At least once a weak 15,319 25.6 4047 28.0
Parity [χ2 = 731.7, p < 0.001]
Zero births 10,818 18.1 1798 16.7
One birth 22,969 38.4 6162 27.1
Two births 16,381 27.4 4716 28.8
Three or more births 9,697 16.2 3213 32.0