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Table 2 Prevalence of current contraceptive use and background characteristics of women (N = 217)

From: Modern contraceptive use among reproductive-aged women in Ghana: prevalence, predictors, and policy implications

Variable Frequency N(%) Current use of modern contraceptives
Yes- N(%) No-N(%)
Age
 15–19 23 (11) 0 23 (100)
 20–29 120 (55) 28 (23) 92 (77)
 30–39 69 (32) 17 (25) 52 (75)
 40–49 5 (2) 1 (20) 4 (80)
Marital status
 Single 63 (29) 3 (5) 60 (95)
 Married 147 (68) 43 (29) 104 (71)
 Divorced 4 (2) 0 4 (100)
 Widowed 3 (1) 0 3 (100)
Education
 Primary 28 (13) 5 (18) 23 (82)
 JHS 66 (30) 17 (26) 49 (74)
 SHS 53 (24) 11 (21) 42 (79)
 Tertiary 53 (24) 11 (21) 42 (79)
 None 17 (9) 1 (6) 16 (94)
Conception
 1–3 147 (68) 36 (24) 111 (75)
 4–6 42 (19) 8 (19) 24 (57)
 7–9 0 0 0
 None 28 (13) 2 (7) 26 (93)
Employment
 Trader 65 (30) 15 (23) 50 (77)
 Civil servant 39 (18) 10 (26) 29 (74)
 None 75 (35) 8 (11) 67 (89)
 Others 38 (17) 13 (34) 25 (66)
Income
 50–300 22 (10) 5 (23) 17 (77)
 301–600 24 (11) 6 (25) 18 (75)
 601–1000 14 (7) 6 (43) 8 (57)
 1001above 11 (5) 2 (18) 9 (82)
 Can’t tell 146 (67) 27 (18) 119 (82)
Religion
 Christianity 189 (87) 41 (22) 148 (78)
 Islamic 14 (7) 4 (29) 10 (71)
 ATR 5 (2) 0 5 (100)
 Others 9 (4) 1(11) 8 (89)
Partner support
 Yes 71 (33) 24 (34) 47 (66)
 No 114 (53) 15 (13) 99 (87)
 Not discussed 32 (14) 7 (22) 25 (78)
  1. Yes- N(%) = number of participants who responded “Yes” to current use of modern contraceptives
  2. No-N(%) = number of participants who responded “No” to current use of modern contraceptives