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Table 2 Sample Characteristics of women with a child born in the previous two years

From: Understanding family planning outcomes in northwestern Nigeria: analysis and modeling of social and behavior change factors

Variable % Freq. N
Maternal education (highest level attended)
 None 73.9 2209
 Primary 4.8 153
 Secondary or higher 10.6 330
 Islamic 10.7 308
Total 100.0 3000
N 3000
Maternal age (in years)
 15–24 years 40.6 1231
 25–34 years 45.4 1365
 35–49 years 14.0 404
Total 100.0 3000
N 3000
Husband’s Education (highest level attended)
 None 58.3 1704
 Primary 6.1 192
 Secondary 12.4 377
 Tertiary 12.6 366
 Islamic 10.7 310
Total 100.0 2949
N 2949
Household wealth index
 First (Poorest) 20.9 715
 Second 20.3 597
 Third 20.1 582
 Fourth 19.0 489
 Fifth (least Poor) 19.6 617
Total 100.00 3000
N 3000
Parity
 None 1.3 21
 1 19.3 612
 2 17.5 562
 3 15.7 499
 4 13.0 377
 5 11.7 328
 6 7.3 202
 7+ 14.3 399
Total 100.0 3000
Median No. of Children 3 3000
Currently breastfeeding?
 No 7.0 182
 Yes 93.0 2416
Total 100.0 2598
N 2598