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Table 2 Background characteristics of the targeted women

From: Identifying factors influencing contraceptive use in Bangladesh: evidence from BDHS 2014 data

Variable Category Total Contraception use p-value
   n No, n (%) Yes, n (%)  
Total   16858 (100%) 6331 (37.6) 10527 (62.4)  
Age (in years) 15-19 1984 969 (48.8) 1015 (51.2) 0.001
  20-24 3166 1292 (40.8) 1874 (59.2)  
  25-29 3249 1050 (32.3) 2200 (67.7)  
  30-34 2919 767 (26.3) 2152 (73.7)  
  35-39 2153 583 (27.1) 1570 (72.9)  
  40-44 1874 733 (39.1) 1140 (60.9)  
  45-49 1512 937 (62.0) 575 (38.0)  
Education No education 3949 1519 (38.5) 2429 (61.5) 0.289
  Primary 4916 1812 (36.9) 3104 (63.1)  
  Secondary 6503 2474 (38.0) 4029 (62.0)  
  Higher 1490 525 (35.2) 965 (64.8)  
Occupation Unemployed 11487 4617 (40.2) 6870 (59.8) 0.001
  Employed 5371 1714 (31.9) 3657 (68.1)  
BMI < 18.5 2953 1196 (40.5) 1756 (59.5) 0.005
  18.5-24.9 9774 3577 (36.6) 6197 (63.4)  
  25-29.9 3262 1196 (36.7) 2067 (63.3)  
  ≥ 30 869 362 (41.6) 507 (58.4)  
Currently breastfeeding No 13071 5135 (39.3) 7936 (60.7) 0.001
  Yes 3787 1195 (31.6) 2591 (68.4)  
  1. p-value ≤0.001 are treated as 0.001