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Table 1 Summary of the sociodemographic variables

From: Determinants of intention to use family planning methods in the four emerging regions of Ethiopia: an ideation score based assessment

Background characteristics Study region
Afar (n = 643) Benishangul-Gumuz (n = 794) Gambela (n = 752) Somali (n = 702) Total (n = 2891)
Residence      
 Urban 175 (27.2) 142 (17.9) 224 (29.8) 215 (30.6) 756 (26.2)
 Rural 468 (72.8) 652 (82.1) 528 (70.2) 487 (69.4) 2135 (73.8)
Education      
 No education 504 (78.4) 305 (38.4) 219 (29.1) 497 (70.8) 1525 (52.7)
 Primary 107 (16.6) 318 (40.1) 279 (37.1) 95 (13.5) 799 (27.6)
 Secondary 17 (2.6) 93 (11.7) 178 (23.7) 72 (10.3) 360 (12.5)
 Above secondary 15 (2.3) 78 (9.8) 76 (10.1) 38 (5.4) 207 (7.2)
Average age, in years (SD) 27.2 (6.66) 27.5 (8.17) 25.04 (7.24) 27.16 (7.30) 26.85 (7.50)
Partner’s education      
 No education 414 (64.4) 207 (26.1) 170 (22.6) 359 (51.1) 1150 (39.8)
 Primary 77 (12) 238 (30) 113 (15) 36 (5.1) 464 (16.1)
 Secondary 27 (4.2) 97 (12.2) 125 (16.6) 57 (8.1) 306 (10.6)
 Above secondary 28 (4.4) 94 (11.8) 181 (24.1) 53 (7.5) 356 (12.3)
 Not applicable 97 (15.1) 158 (19.9) 163 (21.7) 197 (28.1) 615 (21.3)
Marital status      
 Never married 142 (22.1) 102 (12.8) 140 (18.6) 148 (21.1) 532 (18.4)
 Married/cohabited 478 (74.3) 636 (80.1) 591 (78.6) 506 (72.1) 2211 (76.5)
 Divorced//widowed 23 (3.6) 56 (7.1) 21 (2.8) 48 (6.8) 148 (5.1)
Exposure to radio or TV      
 Yes 253 (39.3) 322 (40.6) 152 (20.2) 250 (35.6) 977 (33.8)
 No 390 (60.7) 472 (59.4) 600 (79.8) 452 (64.4) 1914 (66.2)
Family income      
 Lowest 154 (24.0) 159 (20.0) 156 (20.7) 227 (32.3) 696 (24.1)
 Second 109 (17.0) 194 (24.4) 148 (19.7) 110 (15.7) 561 (19.4)
 Middle 137 (21.3) 185 (23.3) 198 (26.3) 98 (14.0) 618 (21.4)
 Fourth 122 (19.0) 101 (12.7) 112 (14.9) 138 (19.7) 473 (16.4)
 Higher 121 (18.8) 155 (19.5) 138 (18.4) 129 (18.4) 543 (18.8)
Religion      
 Muslim 622 (96.7) 387 (48.7) 26 (3.5) 678 (96.6) 1713 (59.3)
 Protestant
 Orthodox
 Catholic
 Other
2 (0.3)
19 (3)
0 (0)
0 (0)
106 (13.4)
276 (34.8)
5 (0.6)
20 (2.5)
598 (79.5)
80 (10.6)
14 (1.9)
34 (4.5)
2 (0.3)
21 (3)
1 (.1)
0 (0)
708 (24.5)
396 (13.7)
20 (0.7)
54 (1.9)
Attend religious services      
 At least once a day 323 (50.2) 93 (11.7) 240 (31.9) 104 (14.8) 760 (26.3)
 At least once a week 167 (25.9) 557 (70.2) 443 (58.9) 385 (54.8) 1552 (53.7)
 At least once a month 59 (9.2) 30 (3.8) 55 (7.3) 111 (15.8) 255 (8.8)
 Never/few times a year 94 (14.6) 114 (14.4) 14 (1.9) 102 (14.5) 324 (11.2)
Employment status      
 Housewife
 Pastoralist
 Farmer
 Student
 House maid
 Private business
 Employed
 Daily laborer
450 (70.2)
153 (23.9)
12 (1.9)
36 (5.6)
0 (0.0)
28 (4.4)
30 (4.7)
2 (0.3)
324 (41.0)
8 (1.0)
320 (40.5)
112 (14.2)
4 (0.5)
55 (7.0)
51 (6.5)
2 (0.3)
393 (52.6)
3 (0.4)
52 (7.0)
281 (37.6)
4 (0.5)
48 (6.4)
82 (11)
7 (0.9)
478 (68.8)
39 (5.6)
12 (1.7)
74 (10.6)
5 (0.7)
56 (8.1)
36 (5.1)
11 (1.6)
1645 (51.9)
203 (6.4)
396 (12.5)
503 (15.9)
13 (0.4)
187 (5.9)
199 (6.3))
22 (0.7)
Prior contraceptive use      
 Yes
 No
109 (16.9)
534 (83.1)
517 (65.1)
277 (34.9)
272 (36.2)
480 (63.8)
111 (15.8)
591 (84.2)
1009 (34.9)
1882 (65.1)
Intend to use      
contraceptives
 Yes
 No
140 (21.8)
503 (78.2)
595 (74.9)
199 (25.1)
377 (50.1)
375 (49.9)
141 (20.1)
561 (79.9)
1253 (43.3)
1638 (56.7)