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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Couple’s concordance and discordance in household decision-making and married women’s use of modern contraceptives in Bangladesh

  N Percent
Wife’s age 3336 Mean = 29.56 (SD = 8.55)
Parity
 0 310 9.29
 1–2 1436 43.05
  ≥ 3 1590 47.66
Residence
 Rural 2077 62.26
 Urban 1259 37.74
Wife’s religion
 Islam 2968 88.97
 Other 368 11.03
Wife’s education
 No education 958 28.72
 Primary 1049 31.44
 Secondary or above 1329 39.84
Wife’s employment
 No 2338 70.1
 Yes 997 29.9
Household economic status
 Poorest 546 16.37
 Poorer 643 19.27
 Middle 657 19.69
 Richer 638 19.12
 Richest 852 25.54
Exposure to FP information
 No exposure 1830 54.16
 Heard FP on radio 408 12.23
 Heard FP on television 1098 32.91
FP communication in last 3 months
 Never 1631 48.92
 Once or twice 1335 40.04
 More often 368 11.04