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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study respondents of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys 2007, 2011, and 2016–2017 among women 15–49 years in Nigeria

From: Trends of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes among Nigerian women between 2007 and 2017 using Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey data

Variables 2007
(n = 17,733),
n (%)a
2011
(n = 26,532)
n (%)a
2017
(n = 23,530)
n (%)a
Age group, n (%)
 15–19 3030 (17.4) 4564 (17.6) 4201 (17.9)
 20–24 3194 (18.0) 4541 (17.1) 3922 (17.1)
 25–29 3530 (20.1) 5002 (19.4) 4150 (17.7)
 30–34 2793 (16.0) 3947 (15.9) 3838 (16.5)
 35–39 2277 (12.8) 3177 (12.3) 3077 (12.9)
 40–44 1699 (8.9) 2631 (10.0) 2545 (10.5)
 45–49 1210 (6.7) 2079 (7.8) 1797 (7.4)
Marital statusb
 Currently married 12,191 (67.6) 18,242 (69.0) 16,101 (70.1)
 Formerly married 776 (4.4) 1182 (4.7) 1089 (4.5)
 Never married 4766 (28.0) 6517 (26.3) 6299 (25.5)
Educational level
 None 5875 (29.4) 8247 (26.9) 3758 (18.0)
 Non-standard curriculum 3669 (20.9) 3673 (14.9)
 Primary 7843 (48.6) 4964 (17.9) 10,529 (41.4)
 Secondary and above 346 (1.2) 12,730 (55.2) 3249 (13.1)
 Higher 2321 (12.6)
Wealth index quantile
 Poorest 2602 (12.3) 5179 (15.0) 2615 (12.2)
 Second 3208 (15.4) 5727 (17.3) 3855 (15.9)
 Middle 3566 (19.4) 5458 (19.8) 4884 (20.4)
 Fourth 4080 (23.9) 5084 (22.6) 5611 (23.5)
 Richest 4277 (29.1) 4493 (25.2) 6565 (28.0)
Area
 Rural 13,388 (61.8) 19,530 (59.8) 14,917 (58.9)
 Urban 5581 (38.2) 7002 (40.2) 8613 (41.1)
Zone (%)
 North Central 3650 (13.1) 5356 (14.5) 4984 (17.5)
 North East 1857 (7.9) 4535 (12.7) 2837 (17.2)
 North West 3819 (22.0) 4783 (19.6) 5368 (28.3)
 South East 2687 (12.1) 3471 (13.1) 2842 (8.1)
 South South 3269 (18.1) 3824 (16.7) 4091 (13.4)
 South West 2451 (26.8) 3972 (23.4) 3408 (15.4)
  1. aFrequencies refer to the study sample, while percentages are survey-weighted estimates for the Nigerian female population
  2. bCurrently married included participants who were currently married or living with their partner. Formerly married included participants who were widowed, divorced, or separated. Never married included participants who were never married or single