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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of reproductive-age women in Ethiopia using 2016 EDHS, 2019

From: Individual and community-level factors associated with unmet need for contraception among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia; a multi-level analysis of 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

VariableCategoryUnweight n (%)Weighted n (%)
Age of women in years15–19675 (7.88)626 (6.91)
20–241779 (20.77)1690 (18.67)
25–292178 (25.43)2343 (25.87)
30–341711 (19.98)1908 (21.07)
35–391311 (15.31)1400 (15.46)
40–44662 (7.73)760 (8.39)
45–49248 (2.90)329 (3.63)
Age of marriage in years< 185067 (59.93)5, 596 (62.34)
> 183388 (40.07)3380 (37.66)
Education of womenNo education4737 (55.31)5354 (59.12)
Primary2471 (28.85)2670 (29.48)
Secondary830 (9.69)633 (6.99)
Higher526 (6.14)399 (4.40)
Education of husbandNo education3625 (43.67)3958 (44.81)
Primary2720 (32.77)3390 (38.38)
Secondary1070 (12.89)855 (9.69)
Higher885 (10.66)628 (7.11)
Occupation of womenNot working4648 (54.27)4664 (51.50)
Working3916 (45.73)4392 (48.50)
Occupation of husbandNot working759 (9.06)631 (7.09)
Government employee5341 (63.77)6368 (71.62)
Merchant687 (8.20)627 (7.06)
Laborer1109 (13.24)906 (10.19)
Othersa479 (5.72)359(4.04)
Place of residenceUrban2213 (25.84)1491 (16.47)
Rural6351 (74.16)7565 (83.53)
RegionTigray856 (10.08)589 (6.54)
Afar730 (8.60)81 (0.90)
Amhara1020 (12.02)2189 (24.33)
Oromia1149 (13.54)3488 (38.76)
Somali795 (9.37)267 (2.97)
Benishangul Gumz675 (7.95)95 (1.06)
SNNP1053 (12.40)1877 (20.86)
Gambela606 (7.14)25 (0.28)
Harari490 (5.77)21 (0.23)
Dire Dewa506 (5.96)44 (0.49)
Addis Ababa609 (7.17)321 (3.57)
ReligionOrthodox3190 (37.25)3759 (41.51)
Protestant1537 (17.95)1965 (21.70)
Muslim3673 (42.89)3101 (34.24)
Othersb164 (1.91)231 (2.56)
WealthPoorest2474 (28.14)1734 (19.27)
Poorer1298 (15.29)1832 (20.36)
Middle1179 (13.89)1813 (20.15)
Richer1120 (13.19)1721 (19.13)
 Richest2418 (28.48)1897 (21.09)
  1. Othersa = who didn’t know at the time of interview and recorded as others in EDHS primarily, Othersb = Catholic and traditional religion followers