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Table 1 Description of socio-economic characteristics of women

From: Role of husband’s attitude towards the usage of contraceptives for unmet need of family planning among married women of reproductive age in Pakistan

Description of variables Frequency Percentage
Age of women   
15–19 101 0.8
20–24 606 5.0
25–29 1,590 13.1
30–34 1,889 15.6
35–39 2,621 21.6
40–44 2,511 20.7
45–49 2,795 23.2
Women’s education   
No education 7,993 66.0
Primary 1,539 12.6
Secondary 1,690 14.0
Higher 891 7.4
Wealth status of women’s household   
Poorest 3,185 26.3
Poorer 2,999 24.8
Middle 2,346 19.3
Richer 1,807 14.9
Richest 1,776 14.7
Women’s employment status   
Currently unemployed 10,302 85.0
Currently employed 1,811 15.0
Husband’s education   
No education 4,467 36.9
Primary 1,705 14.1
Secondary 3,869 31.9
Higher 2,072 17.1
Reason not using: husband opposed   
No opposed 10,458 86.3
Opposed 1,655 13.7
Reason not using: religious prohibition   
No prohibition 11,512 95.0
Prohibition 602 5.0
Decision maker for not using contraceptive   
Women 1,697 14.0
Husband 10,416 86.0
Unmet need for family planning   
No 5,863 48.4
Yes 6,250 51.6