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Table 1 Variable Identification and Description

From: Maternal grand multiparity and intention to use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

S/No. Name of Variable Description Categories
Outcome Variable
 1. Intention to use contraceptive Future plan for modern contraceptive 1. Use later
2. Uncertain
3. Does not intend
Main Explanatory Variable
 2. Parity Number of children borne by respondents 1. Primiparity
2. Multiparity
3. Grand Multiparity
Background Characteristics
 3. Place of residence Type of community where respondents resides 1. Urban
2. Rural
 4. Maternal age Current age group of respondents 1. 15–24 years
2. 25–34 years
3. 35 years or older
 5. Age at first birth Respondents age at commencement of motherhood 1. 15–19 years
2. 20–24 years
3. 25 years or older
 6. Religion Religious affiliation of respondents 1. Christianity
2. Islam
3. Traditional/others
 7. Geographical region Geographic location of respondents 1. Northern region
2. Southern region
Behaviour Belief
 8. Child mortality experience Respondents experience of death of a child 1. Ever experienced
2. Never experienced
 9. Type of marriage Number of wives of respondents husband 1. Monogamy
2. Polygyny
 10. Ideal family size The number of children a woman want to have if she has the means of choosing the number 1. 1 or less
2. 2
3. 3+
4. 4
5. 5 or more
Normative Belief
 11. Remarriage Number of marriages 1. Once
2. More than once
 12. Partner fertility desire The fertility desire of the male partner compared with that of the woman 1. Same
2. Partner wants more
3. Partner wants fewer
Control Beliefs
 13. Household power relations Type of dominance in household decision-making 1. Male dominated
2. Not male dominated
 14. Maternal education Respondents educational attainment 1. None
2. Primary
3. Secondary
4. Higher
Behaviour attitudes
 15. Previous contraceptive status Whether a woman has ever or never used a method 1. Ever used
2. Never used
 16. Pregnancy termination Whether respondents has ever terminated a pregnancy irrespective of cause 1. Ever experienced
2. Never experienced
Subjective Norm
 17. Fertility planning status Planning status of the most recent birth 1. Wanted
2. Mistimed
3. Unwanted
Perceived Behaviour Control
 18. Family planning media message exposure The main source of mass media family planning message 1. None
2. Radio
3. Television
4. Newspaper
 19. Knowledge of contraceptive Knowledge of any contraceptive method 1. No method
2. Traditional method
3. Modern method
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