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Table 1 Frequency distribution of married women according to background characteristics, Ethiopia Demographic and Health survey (EDHS 2005 and 2011)

From: Paving the way for universal family planning coverage in Ethiopia: an analysis of wealth related inequality

Variables 2011 2005
N (%) N (%)
Age
 15–18 528 (5.1) 533 (5.9)
 19–25 2768 (26.9) 2492 (27.5)
 26–35 4088 (39.7) 3449 (38.1)
 36–49 2903 (28.2) 2592 (28.6)
 Total 10287 9066
Place of residence
 Urban 1843 (17.92) 959 (10.6)
 Rural 8444 (82.08) 8107 (89.4)
 Total 10287 9066
Religion
 Ethiopian Orthodox 4490 (43.69) 4132 (46.1)
 Muslim 3187 (31.01) 2903 (32.4)
 Protestant 2432 (23.66) 1804 (20.1)
 Traditional 169 (1.64) 134 (1.5)
 Total 10287 8973
Educational Level
 No education 6735 (65.47) 7094 (78.2)
 Primary 2862 (27.82) 1402 (15.5)
 Secondary 377 (3.67) 485 (5.4)
 Higher 312.8 (3.04) 85 (0.9)
 Total 10287 9066
Wealth index
 Q1 2077 (20.19) 1759 (19.4)
 Q2 2117 (20.58) 1892 (20.9)
 Q3 2083 (20.25) 1903 (21.0)
 Q4 1923 (18.69) 1823 (20.1)
 Q5 20287 (20.29) 1689 (18.6)
 Total 10287 9066
Number of living children
 No living children 1018 (9.9) 800 (8.8)
 1–2 living children 3193 (31.0) 2628 (29.0)
  ≥ 3 6076 (59.1) 5638 (62.2)
 Total 10287 9066
Number of people in the household
  ≤ 4 3337 (32.4) 2681 (29.6)
 5–7 people 4910 (47.7) 4470 (49.3)
  ≥ 8 2040 (19.8) 1915 (21.1)
 Total 10287 9066
Respondent currently working
 Yes 3678 (35.8) 2244 (24.7)
 No 6600 (64.2) 6822 (75.3)
 Total 10277 9066
Husband’s desire for more children
 Husband wants more 2504 (24.5) 1540 (17.1)
 Wants same 4234 (41.4) 2981 (33.0)
 Wants fewer 887 (8.7) 433 (4.8)
 Unknown 2598 (25.41) 4077 (45.2)
 Total 10223 9031
Contraceptive needs satisfied
 Yes 2944 (52.11) 1334 (29.0)
 No 2705 (47.9) 3272 (71.0)
 Total 5949 4606
Contraceptive use
 Yes 2944 (28.61) 1334 (14.7)
 No 7344 (71.39) 7732 (85.3)
 Total 10288 9066