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Table 1 Characteristics and fertility intentions of sampled women living in four cities in urban Uttar Pradesh, India, 2010 and 2012

From: Understanding patterns of temporary method use among urban women from Uttar Pradesh, India

Characteristic* Full sample @ mid-term N = 5,790** (100%) Sterilized @ start of calendar n = 1,135 (19.6%) No use during calendar n = 1,406 (24.3%) Temporary method use during calendar Sterilized during calendar n = 137 (2.4%)
Condom n = 948 (16.4%) Traditional n = 977 (16.9%) Other modern^ n = 407 (7.0%) Multiple reversible methods^^ n = 148 (2.6%)
Mean age (years) 36.1 39.1 33.9 32.5 34.5 33.1 31.1 31.5
Education         
None 28.9 37.2 34.1 12.2 25.9 19.2 24.5 36.1
1-11 years 36.5 43.1 35.9 34.0 35.7 33.4 38.1 36.2
12+ years 34.6 19.7 30.0 53.8 38.4 47.4 37.4 27.7
Mean parity (# live births) 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.3 2.9
Household wealth         
Poorest 17.3 19.0 25.0 10.2 14.8 16.0 16.7 24.7
Poor 19.8 21.5 21.9 14.6 21.2 20.5 21.7 27.0
Medium 20.6 21.9 18.5 19.6 21.8 15.4 25.3 20.1
Rich 20.6 17.4 18.9 27.7 21.5 23.1 14.4 13.7
Richest 21.7 20.2 15.9 28.0 20.8 24.9 21.9 14.5
Caste (Baseline)         
Scheduled caste or tribe 22.1 26.3 23.9 16.1 23.6 16.1 21.3 30.3
Other BW caste 40.5 32.7 41.1 36.3 34.5 46.0 42.3 41.7
DK/None of above 40.0 41.0 35.0 47.6 41.9 37.9 36.4 28.0
City         
Agra 34.1 32.2 34.1 32.9 37.8 32.1 24.5 45.9
Aligarh 16.7 8.9 23.3 19.9 16.2 19.6 21.2 10.9
Allahabad 28.5 34.2 22.9 29.0 26.5 26.1 36.1 21.8
Gorakhpur 20.7 24.8 19.5 18.2 19.5 22.1 18.1 21.4
Residence         
Slum 16.2 16.7 19.9 14.0 14.7 13.6 13.1 22.9
Non-slum 83.8 83.3 80.1 86.0 85.3 86.4 86.9 77.1
Fertility intentions (Baseline)         
Wants now, within 2 yrs 8.6 0.1 23.0 9.3 8.0 4.2 4.7 9.5
Wants 2+ yrs 12.5 0.1 19.6 19.8 18.3 14.2 13.5 8.9
Wants no more 45.7 3.9 46.9 69.7 70.9 79.0 78.4 62.4
Can’t get pregnant/ DK 33.2 96.0 10.5 1.2 2.8 2.5 3.3 19.2
  1. *Assessed at mid-term and presented as % distribution unless otherwise noted.
  2. **632 women (10.9% of full sample) who were in menopause or had a hysterectomy at the time of the mid-term survey did not contribute information to the calendar and are dropped from further analysis.
  3. ^Other modern methods include oral contraceptive pills, IUD, injectables, "other", Standard Days, spermicide, emergency contraception and Lactational Amenorrhea.
  4. ^^Any combination of condom, traditional methods, or other modern temporary methods used during the calendar.