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Table 1 Socio- demographic and reproductive health characteristics of short term contraceptive method user women in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia, January, 2013

From: Factors affecting women’s intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics (n = 411) Frequency Percent
Age
15-24 126 30.7
25-34 249 60.6
34 and above 36 8.7
Resident type
Rural 126 30.7
Urban 285 69.3
Religion
Protestant 254 61.8
Orthodox 128 31.1
Others* 9 7.1
Educational status
No education 135 32.8
Primary education 142 34.5
Secondary education 96 23.4
Higher education 38 9.3
Household size
1-4 208 50.6
5 and above 203 49.4
Total number of children(n = 411)
<2 204 49.6
3 and above 207 50.4
Decide on the number of children
Husband 38 9.2
Myself 136 33.1
Together 237 57.7
Intention to use LAPMs
Yes 156 38
No 255 62
Method intended to use in the future(n = 156)
Implants 142 91
IUCD 9 5.8
Female sterilization 5 3.2
  1. *Muslim, Catholic, Apostolic, Jehovah witness, Traditional.