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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of postpartum women

From: Determinants of contraceptive use among postpartum women in a county hospital in rural KENYA

Factor Classification Frequency Percent
Age ≤ 19 17 4.7
20–24 165 45
25–29 130 36
30–34 25 6.8
35–39 13 3.5
40 and above 15 4.1
Marital Status Single 47 12.8
Married 287 78.4
Separated/Divorced /Widowed 31 8.4
Education No formal education 5 1.4
Primary Level 29 7.9
Secondary Level 185 50.5
Tertiary Level 145 39.8
Employment Status Not Employed 154 42.1
Self Employed 128 35
Salaried Employment 83 22.7
Religion Catholic 100 27.4
Protestant 107 29.2
Muslim 5 1.4
Seventh Day Adventist 153 41.9
Number of children 1–2 children 298 81.6
3–4 children 49 13.4
More than 5 children 18 5.0
Contraception Use (y/n) Yes 317 86.8
No 48 13.2
Method used COCs 55 15.1
DMPA injections 102 27.9
Implanon 52 14.2
IUCDs 88 24.1
Male condoms 21 5.1