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Table 2 Reproductive, behavioral and child status characteristics among women of child bearing age in Tselemti district, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Short birth interval and associated factors among women of child bearing age in northern Ethiopia, 2016

Variables(N = 803) Frequency Percent
Parity
 1–2 221 27.5
 3 206 25.7
 4+ 376 46.8
Birth interval in months
  < 33 187 23.3
 33–59 403 50.2
 60+ 213 26.5
History of FP use
 Yes 618 77
 No 185 23
Duration of breastfeeding in the index child(months)
 0–12 59 7.3
 13–23 110 13.7
 24+ 634 79
No. of living children
 0–1 267 33.3
 2 204 25.4
 3 174 21.7
 4+ 158 19.7
Knowledge on short birth interval
 Yes 714 88.9
 No 89 11.1
History of multiple births in index child
 Yes 32 4
 No 771 96
Age of the woman at birth
  < 19 482 60
 20+ 321 40
Sex of the index child
 Male 428 53.3
 Female 375 46.7
Survival of index child before the conception of the last child
 Yes 771 96
 No 32 4