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Table 2 Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Respondents, 2003–2013 NDHS, Nigeria

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

Characteristic Number of Women
(n = 34,302)
Percentage
Place of Residence
 Urban 10,446 30.5
 Rural 23,836 69.5
Maternal age
 15–24 years 7220 21.1
 25–34 years 14,004 40.8
 35 years or older 13,078 38.1
Age at first birth
 15–19 years 21,856 63.7
 20–24 years 8577 25.0
 25 years or older 3869 11.3
Religion
 Christianity 10,489 30.6
 Islam 21,009 61.2
 Traditional/others 2804 8.2
Geographic Region
 Northern 24,829 72.4
 Southern 9473 27.6
Child Mortality
 Ever experienced 14,603 42.6
 Never experienced 19,699 57.7
Type of Marriage
 Monogamy 21,566 62.9
 Polygyny 12,736 37.1
Ideal Family Size
 1 406 1.2
 2 248 0.7
 3 858 2.5
 4 4041 11.8
 5+ 28,749 83.8
Remarriage
 No 29,264 85.3
 Yes 5038 14.7
Fertility Desire
 Both want same 10,472 30.5
 Husband want more 13,294 39.8
 Husband want fewer 1316 3.8
 Uncertain 9220 26.9
Household Power Relations
 Not male dominated 8859 25.8
 Male dominated 25,443 74.2
Maternal Education
 None 19,397 56.5
 Primary 6280 18.3
 Secondary 6766 19.7
 Higher 1859 5.4
Previous Contraceptive Status
 Never used 31,596 92.1
 Ever used 2706 7.9
Pregnancy Termination
 Never experienced 29,308 85.4
 Ever experienced 4994 14.6
Planning Status of Last Birth
 Wanted 32,309 94.2
 Mistimed 1293 3.8
 Unwanted 700 2.0
Exposure to Mass Media Family Planning
 No exposure 22,805 66.5
 Radio 6041 17.6
 Television 3610 10.5
 Newspaper 1846 5.4
Knowledge of Family Planning Method
 None 8615 25.1
 Traditional 687 2.0
 Modern 25,000 72.9
  1. Source: Authors’ analysis based on 2003–2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey
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