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Table 1 Distribution of unmet need across explanatory variables

From: Unmet need for contraception and its associated factors among women in Papua New Guinea: analysis from the demographic and health survey

Variable Weighted N Weighted % Unmet needs for contraception
   No (%) 67.8% Yes (%) 32.2% P-value
Women’s age (years)   0.096
15–19 365 4.6 65.2 [57.6, 72.2] 34.8 [27.8, 42.4]  
20–24 1472 18.5 64.0 [59.9,68.0] 36.0 [32.0, 40.1]  
25–29 1820 22.9 69.8 [66.6, 72.8] 30.2 [27.2, 33.4]  
30–34 1554 19.5 70.2 [67.0, 73.2] 29.8 [26.8, 33.0]  
35–39 1371 17.3 68.1 [64.0, 72.0] 31.9 [28.0, 36.0]  
40–44 854 10.7 64.7 [60.2, 69.0] 35.3 [31.0, 39.8]  
45–49 514 6.5 70.5[65.1, 75.4] 29.5 [24.6, 34.9]  
Level of education   0.003
No education 1982 24.9 62.0 [57.9, 65.9] 38.0 [34.1, 42.1]  
Primary 3928 49.4 67.6 [65.7, 69.5] 32.4 [30.5, 34.3]  
Secondary 1716 21.6 74.3 [71.3, 77.1] 25.7 [22.9, 28.7]  
Higher 324 4.1 71.6 [57.0, 82.7] 28.4 [17.3, 43.0]  
Marital status    0.004
Married 6594 82.9 69.0 [67.2, 70.7] 31.0 [29.3, 32.8]  
Cohabiting 1356 17.1 62.1 [57.6, 66.4] 37.9 [33.6, 42.4]  
Current working status   0.914
No 5389 67.8 67.9 [66.0, 69.7] 32.1 [30.3, 34.0]  
Yes 2561 32.2 67.7 [64.8, 70.5] 32.3 [29.5,35.2]  
Parity      0.077
Zero 632 8.0 74.3 [68.5,79.3] 25.7 [20.7,31.5]  
1–3 births 4119 51.8 67.6 [65.4,69.7] 32.4 [30.3,34.6]  
4 or more births 3199 40.2 66.8 [64.0,69.6] 33.2 [30.4,36.0]  
Frequency of watching television  < 0.001
Not at all 6139 77.2 65.7 [63.7,67.6] 34.3 [32.4,36.3]  
Less than once a week 729 9.2 74.7 [68.8,79.8] 25.3 [20.2,31.2]  
At least once a week 1082 13.6 75.3 [71.6,78.7] 24.7 [21.3,28.4]  
Frequency of listening to radio    < 0.001
Not at all 5118 64.4 64.5 [62.3,66.7] 35.5 [33.3,37.7]  
Less than once a week 1506 18.9 72.6 [69.4,75.6] 27.4 [24.4,30.6]  
At least once a week 1326 16.7 75.1 [71.7,78.2] 24.9 [21.8,28.3]  
Frequency of reading newspaper or magazine  
Not at all 5198 65.4 65.1 [63.0,67.2] 34.9 [32.8,37.0]  
Less than once a week 1467 18.4 69.7 [65.5,73.6] 30.3 [26.4,34.5]  
At least once a week 1285 16.2 76.7 [72.7,80.3] 23.3 [19.7,27.3]  
Heard of family planning from newspaper or magazine last few months 0.009
No 6975 87.7 66.9 [65.1,68.7] 33.1 [31.3,34.9]  
Yes 975 12.3 74.1 [69.2,78.5] 25.9 [21.5,30.8]  
Heard of family planning from radio last few months  < 0.001
No 6912 86.9 66.8 [65.0,68.6] 33.2 [31.4,35.0]  
Yes 1038 13.1 74.5 [71.2,77.6] 25.5 [22.4,28.8]  
Heard of family planning from television last few months 0.002
No 7314 92.0 67.2 [65.4,68.9] 32.8 [31.1,34.6]  
Yes 636 8.0 75.3 [70.8,79.4] 24.7 [20.6,29.2]  
Person who usually decides on respondent’s health care 0.031
Respondent alone 2346 29.5 67.3 [63.8,70.6] 32.7 [29.4,36.2]  
Respondent and partner 4392 55.2 70.0 [67.6,72.2] 30.0 [27.8,32.4]  
Partner alone 1080 13.6 61.0 [55.9,65.8] 39.0[34.2,44.1]  
Someone else or other 132 1.7 63.0 [43.9,78.7] 37.0 [21.3,56.1]  
Wealthindex      < 0.001
Poorest 1471 18.5 58.7 [55.0,62.3] 41.3 [37.7,45.0]  
Poorer 1529 19.2 64.0 [60.1,67.7] 36.0 [32.3,39.9]  
Middle 1582 19.9 68.2 [64.5,71.7] 31.8 [28.3,35.5]  
Richer 1656 20.8 71.0 [67.9,73.9] 29.0 [26.1,32.1]  
Richest 1712 21.5 75.6 [73.0,78.1] 24.4 [21.9,27.0]  
Sex of household head 0.224
Male 6916 87.0 67.4 [65.7,69.1] 32.6 [30.9,34.3]  
Female 1034 13.0 70.4 [65.6,74.8] 29.6 [25.2,34.4]  
Place of residence    < 0.001
Urban 1011 12.7 75.0 [72.3,77.5] 25.0 [22.5,27.7]  
Rural 6939 87.3 66.8 [64.9,68.6] 33.2 [31.4,35.1]  
Region    0.009
Southern region 1583 19.9 71.7 [69.1,74.1] 28.3 [25.9,30.9]  
Highlands region 3007 37.8 67.0 [63.8,70.1] 33.0 [29.9,36.2]  
Momase region 2172 27.3 64.5 [61.3,67.6] 35.5 [32.4,38.7]  
Islands region 1188 14.9 70.7 [66.9,74.1] 29.3 [25.9,33.1]