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Table 3 Individual and community-level characteristics of married men in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016 (n = 7470)

From: Multilevel analysis of determinants of polygyny among married men in Ethiopia

Variable Category Number of respondents Percentage (%)
Age 15–29 years 1727 23.1
30–44 years 3811 51.0
45–59 years 1932 25.9
Education Primary and below 6216 83.2
Secondary and above 1254 16.8
Wealth index Poor 2873 38.5
Middle 1501. 20.1
Rich 3096 41.4
Religion Orthodox Tewahido 3182 42.6
Muslim 2522 33.8
Protestant 1612 21.6
Othersa 154 2
Age at sexual initiation < 18 years 1393 18.6
≥18 years 6077 81.4
Comprehensive HIV knowledge Knowledgeable 4801 64.3
Not knowledgeable 2669 35.7
Residence Urban 1189 15.9
Rural 6281 84.1
Region More developed 7115 95.2
Less developed 355 4.8
Community educational status Low 3120 41.8
High 4350 58.2
Community wealth status Low 3682 49.3
High 3788 50.7
  1. a Catholic and traditional religion follower