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Table 1 Sociodemographic, Reproductive health and maternal health service use characteristics of married/ in union postpartum women in Ethiopia, 2016 EDHS

From: Modern contraceptive use and factors associated with use among postpartum women in Ethiopia; further analysis of the 2016 Ethiopia demographic and health survey data

Variables (n = 2304)CategoriesNumber (%)
Age in years15–24735 (31.9)
25–341129 (49.0)
≥35440 (19.1)
ResidenceUrban286 (12.4)
Rural2018 (87.6)
Wealth indexPoor1010 (43.9)
Middle482 (20.9)
Rich811 (35.2)
Educational statusNo formal education1330 (57.7)
Primary769 (33.4)
Secondary or above205 (8.9)
ReligionChristian1287 (55.8)
Muslim960 (41.6)
Others58 (2.5)
Working statusNot working1410 (61.2)
Working894 (38.8)
Number of living childrenOne523 (22.7)
2–41044 (45.3)
5+737 (32.0)
Preceding birth interval≤24 months286 (12.4)
≥25 months1519 (65.9)
No preceding birth498 (21.6)
Birth order of current childFirst495 (21.5)
2–4976 (42.3)
5+834 (36.2)
Women had participated in deciding for FP useNo356 (15.5)
Yes1948 (84.5)
ANC attendantNo ANC710 (30.8)
1–3 ANC775 (33.6)
4+ ANC820 (35.6)
Place of deliveryHome1366 (59.3)
Health facility938 (40.7)
Attending at least one Postnatal visitNo1826 (79.2)
Yes479 (20.8)
Duration of postpartum1–2 months593 (25.7)
3–6 months1033 (44.8)
7–12 months678 (29.4)
Media Exposure for FP messagesNo1714 (74.4)
Yes590 (25.6)
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