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Table 1 The distribution of study participants by various characteristics in Butajira, 2009

From: Determinants of fertility in rural Ethiopia: the case of Butajira Demographic Surveillance System (DSS)

Characteristics Number Percent
Age at first Marriage 6289 100.0
   20 and over 838 13.3
   15-19 5069 80.6
   Less than 15 382 6.1
   Mean (SD) 16.9 (2.4)  
Educational status 9996 100.0
   Secondary plus 1172 11.7
   Primary 3906 39.1
   Never 4918 49.2
Residential Ecology 9996 100.0
   Urban 3593 35.9
   Rural Lowland 2999 30.0
   Rural highland 3404 34.1
Household size 9995 100.0
   Small (less or equal to 4) 4065 40.7
   Large (greater than 4) 5930 59.3
   Mean (SD) 5.2 (2.2)  
Household livelihood 9996 100.0
   Farming 6503 65.1
   Trade/Service 1606 16.1
   Civil service 463 4.6
   Other 1424 14.3
Food shortage 9994 100
   No 7185 71.9
   Yes 2809 28.1
Migration status 9994 100.0
   In migrant 3496 35.0
   Study site 6498 65.0
Have a dead child 5929 100.0
   No 3358 56.6
   Yes 2571 43.4
Know pregnancy time 9994 100.0
   Yes 2548 63.6
   No 1459 36.4
Have child sex preference 9994 100.0
   Yes 3798 38.0
   No 6196 62.0