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Table 1 Percentage distribution of characteristics of women in 2000, 2005 and 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys

From: Trends and Spatio-temporal variation of female genital mutilation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: a Spatio-temporal and multivariate decomposition analysis of Ethiopian demographic and health surveys

Variables EDHS 2000 (N = 15,367)
Percentage (%)
EDHS 2005 (N = 14,070)
Percentage (%)
EDHS 2016 (N = 7248)
Percentage (%)
Region
 Tigray 6.3 6.5 6.4
 Afar 1.2 1.0 0.9
 Amhara 24.9 24.7 23.5
 Oromia 38.6 35.6 37.9
 Somali 1.1 3.5 3.2
 Benishangul 1.0 0.9 0.9
 SNNPRs 21.4 21.3 19.8
 Gambella 0.3 0.3 0.2
 Harari 0.3 0.3 0.3
 Addis Ababa 4.4 5.4 6.3
 Dire Dawa 0.5 0.5 0.6
Place of residence
 Urban 18.2 17.8 23.0
 Rural 81.8 82.2 77.0
Religion
 Orthodox 50.5 49.2 43.6
 Muslim 29.0 28.5 31.6
 Catholic 1.1 1.3 0.7
 Protestant 15.8 18.9 23.1
 Traditional 3.3 1.3 0.8
 Others 0.2 0.9 0.3
Age of respondent (in years)
 15–19 24.1 23.2 21.0
 20–24 18.6 18.1 16.5
 25–29 16.8 17.9 18.7
 30–34 12.0 12.9 15.5
 35–39 11.2 11.4 12.9
 40–44 9.2 8.4 8.4
 45–49 8.2 8.1 6.9
Maternal education
 No education 75.2 65.9 47.0
 Primary 15.8 22.2 34.5
 Secondary 8.5 10.5 12.3
 Higher 0.5 1.4 6.2
Maternal occupation
 Not working 36.9 66.2 48.5
 Professional 0.7 1.3 2.7
 Clerical 0.6 0.4 1.0
 Sales 13.3 10.6 15.6
 Agriculture employee 37.0 17.7 20.6
 Services 1.3 0.1 3.8
 Skilled manual 9.6) 2.1 3.9
 Unskilled manual 0.7 1.7 3.9
Media exposure
 Yes 34.0 46.3 43.3
 No 66.0 53.7 56.7
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