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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables of married women in reproductive age in Tercha Town and rural areas of Dawro zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2010 (N = 669)

From: Married women's decision making power on modern contraceptive use in urban and rural southern Ethiopia

Characteristics Urban (%) Rural (%) Total (%)
Age Group
15-19 31(9.3) 27(8.1) 58(8.7)
20-24 90(26.9) 73(21.9) 163(24.4)
25-29 123(36.7) 118(35.3) 241(36.0)
30-34 54(16.1) 50(15.0) 104(15.5)
35-39 28(8.4) 49(14.7) 77(11.5)
40-44 7(2.1) 15(4.5) 22(3.3)
45-49 2(0.6) 2(0.6) 4(0.6)
Religion
Orthodox 110(32.8) 57(17.1) 167(25.0)
Protestant 218(65.1) 256(76.6) 474(70.9)
Catholic 4(1.2) 0 (0.0) 4(.6)
Others (Muslim, Traditional) 3(.9) 21(6.3) 24(3.6)
Respondent's Educational status
Cannot read and write 17(5.1) 186(55.7) 203(30.3)
1-6 grade completed 77(22.9) 95(28.4) 172(25.7)
7-10 grade completed 119(35.5) 46(13.8) 165(24.7)
10-12 grade completed 21(6.3) 3(0.9) 24(3.6)
Higher education completed 47(14.0) 0 (0.0) 47(7.0)
Occupation
House wife 183(54.6) 318(95.2) 501(74.9)
Government employee 107(31.9) 9(2.7) 116(17.3)
Merchant 33(9.9) 3(0.9) 36(5.4)
Others** 12(3.6) 4(1.2) 16(2.4)
  1. **students, Daily Laborers, preachers