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Table 1 Background characteristics of adult women who reported being sexually active, NFHS-4

From: Services for women’s sexual and reproductive health in India: an analysis of treatment-seeking for symptoms of reproductive tract infections in a nationally representative survey

  NFHS 4 (N = 91,818)
n* %
Age group
 15–25 21,038 22.9
 25–35 34,531 37.6
 35 & above 36,249 39.5
Years of schooling
 No education 30,939 33.7
 1–8 years 28,168 30.7
 8+ years 32,711 35.6
Residence
 Urban 27,103 29.5
 Rural 64,715 70.5
Wealth Index
 Poor 36,020 39.2
 Middle 19,389 21.1
 Rich 36,409 39.7
Religion
 Muslim 12,581 13.7
 Hindu 69,156 75.3
 Others 10,081 11.0
Caste
 ST/SC 32,365 35.2
 OBC 36,113 39.3
 Others 23,340 25.4
Marital Status
 Unmarried 5909 6.4
 Ever Married 85,909 93.6
Occupation
 Not working 62,107 68.4
 Working 28,656 31.6
Distance to health facility
 No problem 32,874 35.8
 Problem 58,944 64.2
Role in decision making
 No 30,852 35.9
 Yes 55,057 64.1
Freedom of Mobility
 No 51,856 56.5
 Yes 39,962 43.5
Ever experienced violence
 No 47,050 72.0
 Yes 18,302 28.0
  1. *n are unweighted totals. Information was missing for occupation in 1055 cases, for role in decision-making in 5909 cases and for ever experienced violence in 26,466 cases