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Table 1 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of women in Bale Eco-region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Determinants of family planning use among married women in bale eco-region, Southeast Ethiopia: a community based study

Characteristics Categories N %
Age of mother < 20 29 5.1
21–30 315 55.6
31–40 164 28.9
41–49 59 10.4
Mean age at first marriage 17.27 (±1.7 SD)
Religions Muslim 503 88.6
Orthodox 36 6.4
Protestant 19 3.4
Catholic 9 1.6
Income in United States Dollar(USD) 22–440 233 41.1
441–2200 305 53.8
> 2200 29 5.1
Educational level of women No formal education 366 64.6
Primary education 104 18.4
Secondary education 76 13.3
College education 21 3.7
Parity ≤3 183 32.4
4–6 246 43.6
≥7 138 24.6
Gravida ≤3 157 29.5
4–6 176 29.3
≥7 233 41.1
Status of current pregnancy (n = 197) Planned pregnancy 107 54.3
Unplanned pregnancy 90 47.7
Birth interval between the last two children ≤24 months 324 57.3
> 24 months 243 42.7
Mean duration of postpartum insusceptibility 9.71(± 1.12 SD) months
How long you stayed to see monthly period after last delivery? 8.61(±3.87 SD) months
How long you abstain from sex after year last delivery? 2.38(±1.13 SD) months
Mean number of future pregnancy desire 4.8 (±1.3 SD)
Ever had a child who died < 5 years old   48 8.5