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Table 1 Sample characteristics of women 15–49 years living in slum and non-slum settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

From: Contraceptive method choice among women in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya

Characteristics Percent (%) Number
Contraceptive method choice
 No method 28.2 528
 Traditional method 34.2 641
 Short-term method 31.2 584
 Long-term method 6.4 120
Socio-demographic factors
Age   
 15–24 36.0 675
 25–34 35.9 673
 35–54 28.0 525
Marital status
 Never married 40.6 761
 Currently married 43.3 811
 Formerly married 16.1 301
Ethnicity
 Kikuyu 33.1 620
 Luhya 18.1 339
 Luo 18.7 351
 Kamba 17.6 329
 Other 12.5 234
Parity
 No children 31.5 590
 1–2 children 38.3 718
 3+ years 30.2 565
Household size
 1–3 members 24.0 448
 4–6 members 48.9 915
 7+ members 27.1 507
Socio-economic factors
Education
 None 40.1 751
 Primary 35.5 664
 Secondary/higher 24.5 458
Wealth index
 Poor 34.1 638
 Medium 32.9 617
 Rich 33.0 618
Residence
 Slum 49.4 926
 Non-slum 50.6 947
Employment status
 Self-employed 23.6 441
 Informal 10.8 203
 Formal 18.2 340
 Unemployed 47.5 889
Behavioral/attitudinal factors
Pregnancy wantedness
 Never pregnant 31.5 590
 Intended 48.8 914
 Unintended 19.7 369
Total (N) 100.0 1873