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Table 2 Current use of contraceptive by socio-demographic characteristics among married women 15–49 (Bivariate analysis)

From: Uptake and predictors of contraceptive use in Afghan women

  n Contraceptive prevalence rate 95%CI P. Value
Residence
  Urban 4,934 36.4 33.9-39.0 <0.001
  Rural 20,809 18.4 16.8-20.0  
Region     
  North Eastern 3,823 14.6 11.8-18.0 <0.001
  Northern 3,960 15.0 12.8-17.6  
  Western 3,405 33.0 28.0-38.0  
  Central Highland 915 35.6 26.9-45.0  
  Capital 4,791 33.6 30.9-36.0  
  Eastern 4,497 15.8 13.4-18.0  
  Southern 1,963 24.1 19.3-29.6  
  South Eastern 2,388 9.6 7.4-12.0  
Education
  No education/Madrasa 22,914 20.1 18.6-21.7 <0.001
  Primary 1,485 33.0 29.9-36.0  
  Secondary/Higher 1,344 39.1 35.7-42.6  
Age group     
  15-24 7,221 14.0 12.6-15.6 <0.001
  25-34 9,220 23.2 21.3-25.0  
  35-49 9,302 26.6 24.7-28.6  
Age at first marriage
  Less than 16 9,035 24.7 22.7-26.9 <0.001
  16-19 8,892 21.2 19.5-23.0  
  19+ 7,816 19.3 17.8-20.9  
Number of living children
  0-1 5,800 7.4 6.5-8.5 <0.001
  2-3 6,434 21.0 19.2-22.9  
  4-5 6,033 27.3 25.0-29.6  
  6+ 7,476 29.4 27.2-31.7  
Child death experiences
  No 20,005 20.9 19.4-22.5 <0.001
  Yes 5,738 25.1 23.1-27.0  
Remoteness
  Most remote 6,621 18.4 15.9-21.0 0.0019
  2 7,255 22.9 19.8-26.0  
  3 5,110 21.3 18.4-24.5  
  4 4,189 21.6 18.0-25.7  
  Least remote 2,568 29.3 25.2-33.8  
Wealth quintiles
  Poorest 5,115 17.0 14.1-20.5 <0.001
  Poorer 5,328 19.8 17.5-22.0  
  Middle 5,057 17.8 15.7-20.0  
  Richer 5,153 20.7 18.6-22.9  
  Richest 5,090 33.9 31.5-36.0  
Mass media exposure
  No exposure 6,864 17.0 14.6-19.6 <0.001
  Radio only 12,301 19.5 17.8-21.0  
  Radio and TV 6,578 31.3 29.1-33.5