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Table 1 Percentage distribution of currently married women 15–49 years by selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics in Punjab and Manipur, 2015–16

From: Comparative analysis of contraceptive use in Punjab and Manipur: exploring beyond women’s education and empowerment

  Punjab Manipur
Age of women (in years)
 15–24 years 11.0 13.5
 25–34 years 40.4 37.6
 35–49 years 48.6 49.0
 Mean age (in years) 34.4 34.1
Parity
 0 child 8.6 9.1
 1 child 22.2 23.6
 2 children 42.8 29.0
 3 + children 26.4 38.3
Desire for more children
 No 79.7 66.3
 Yes 20.3 33.7
Years of schooling
 No schooling 21.5 15.3
 < 10 years 48.6 56.4
 10–12 years 15.0 14.5
 12 + years 14.9 15.7
 Mean years of schooling 8.0 8.4
Women autonomy
 Low 38.9 28.1
 Medium 26.8 44.9
 High 34.3 27.0
Currently working
 No 82.0 46.5
 Yes 18.0 53.5
Place of residence
 Urban 40.1 38.5
 Rural 59.9 61.5
Household wealth index
 Poor 3.5 37.7
 Middle 10.8 31.3
 Rich 85.7 31.0
Religion
 Hindu 36.1 47.3
 Non-Hindu 63.9 52.7
Caste
 Scheduled caste 37.2 7.2
 Scheduled tribes 0.2 30.4
 Other backward class 20.0 18.2
 Others 42.7 44.2
Husband migration status
 Living together 95.7 95.5
 Staying elsewhere 4.3 4.5
Total numbera of currently married women (15–49 years) 13,730 8,872
  1. aNumbers are based on unweighted cases