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Table 1 Profile of women by migration status of husband (N = 937)

From: Migration and family planning in the state with highest total fertility rate in India

Characteristics of women Women with migrant husband (N = 392) Women with resident husband (N = 545) Overall
% or Mean (SD)a % or Mean (SD) a % or Mean (SD) a
Age (in years) 26·8 (4·6) 26·4 (4·5) 26·6 (4·5)
Have formal education§ 55·5 48·4 51·4
Belonging to Schedule Caste/Tribe 35·7 36·8 36·3
Currently working 9·4 11·6 10·7
Member of a self-help group 26·3 26·3 26·3
Owns a mobile phone§ 81·8 64·7 71·8
Daily exposure to mass media (TV/Radio/Newspaper) 28·7 26·6 27·5
Monthly household income§ ₹14,614 (8409) ₹10,407 (8334) ₹12,166 (8615)
Number of children 2·2 (1·4) 2·2 (1·5) 2·2 (1·4)
Husband visits native place frequentlyb 62·9 62·9
Husband stays for 30+ days during home visitb 48·4 48·4
Husband working at a long-distance destination 86·1 86·1
  1. aSD Standard Deviation
  2. bComputed only among women with migrant husband
  3. §p < 0·05