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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of the female SRH users in Mysore, India and Mombasa, Kenya

From: Inequity in costs of seeking sexual and reproductive health services in India and Kenya

Description India (n = 150) Kenya (n = 100)
No % No %
Mean (Median) age 27 (26) 30 (30)
Age group
 18–20 28 19 4 4
 21–25 47 31 23 23
 26–30 29 19 29 29
 31–35 19 13 22 22
 >36 27 18 22 22
Education level
 Illiterate 49 33 2 2
 Primary education 48 32 27 27
 Secondary 43 29 52 52
 University/college education 10 7 19 19
Current employment status
 Full/part time/self-employed 30 20 51 51
 Unemployeda 120 80 49 49
Present relationship
 Married – living together 146 97 60 60
 Married – living apart 3 2 8 8
 Not married, living with partner 0 0 4 4
 Single, no current partner 1 1 12 12
 Separated/divorced 0 0 8 8
 Other 0 0 7 7
Median Number of children 2 2
  1. aIncluding housewives (13 women in India and 10 in Kenya) and students/scholar (5 women in Kenya)