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Table 1 Description of the sample (married women ages 15–49 years) in Ethiopia (n = 706)

From: If fear of infertility restricts contraception use, what do we know about this fear? An examination in rural Ethiopia

  M (SD)
Age 29.7 (6.44)
  n (%)
School  
 None 421 (59.6)
 Completed primary 184 (29.0)
 Higher than primary 101 (14.3)
Religion  
 Orthodox 488 (69.1)
 Muslim 136 (19.2)
 Protestant 81 (11.4)
Number of pregnancies  
 Zero 5 (0.71)
 One or two 176 (24.9)
 Three or four 244 (34.6)
 Five or more 281 (39.8)
Has self-efficacy to use family planning methods 667 (92.3)
Visited by health worker in the last 12 months who spoke to them about family planning 174 (24.6)
Visited a health facility in the last 12 months and spoke about family planning 221 (31.3)
Husband supports contraceptive use 589 (84.1)
If infertile, afraid husband will leave them 282 (39.9)
Believes contraceptive use causes infertility 340 (48.2)