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Table 1 Description of socio-demographic variables of married women

From: Women’s autonomy in refusing risky sex and associated factors in Ethiopia: evidence from 2011 to 2016 EDHS data

Background characteristics of women Women autonomy in refusing risky sex
2011 n = 8369 2016 n = 8403
Not autonomous Autonomous Not autonomous Autonomous
Age
 < 24 1646 (21.3%) 6085 (78.7%) 2370 (30.7% 5356 (69.3%)
25–34 121 (19.5%) 499 (80.5%) 190 (28.7%) 473 (71.3%)
35–49 3 (16.7%) 15 (83.3%) 5 (35.7%) 9 (64.3%)
Educational status
No education 1405 (24.7%) 4275 (75.3%) 1857 (36.2%) 3269 (63.8%)
Primary 330 (16.0%) 1732 (84.0%) 537 (24.4%) 1667 (75.6%)
Secondary 28 (7.2%) 359 (92.8%) 123 (18.1%) 555 (81.9%)
Higher 7 (2.9%) 233 (97.1%) 48 (12.2%) 347 (87.8%)
Working status
Housewife 1321 (23.2%) 4361 (76.8%) 1805 (31.7%) 3892 (68.3%)
Employed 449 (16.7%) 2238 (83.3%) 760 (28.1%) 1946 (71.9%)
Residence
Urban 189 (10.4%) 1637 (89.6%) 399 (20.2%) 1577 (79.8%)
Rural 1581 (24.2%) 4962 (75.8%) 2166 (33.7%) 4261 (66.3%)
Wealth Index
Poor 1046 (28.2%) 2659 (71.8%) 1465 (38.5%) 2338 (61.5%)
Middle 265 (19.9%) 1068 (80.1%) 360 (29.8%) 847 (70.2%)
Rich 459 (13.8%0 2872 (86.2%) 740 (21.8%) 2653 (78.2%)
Religion
Orthodox 366 (12.2%) 2643 (87.8%) 529 (17.7%) 2454 (82.3%)
Catholic 29 (33.3%) 58 (66.7%) 15 (30.6%) 34 (69.4%)
Protestant 387 (26.2%) 1089 (73.8%) 466 (29.3%) 1126 (70.7%)
Muslim 937 (25.6%) 2728 (74.4%) 1519 (41.5%) 2145 (58.5%)
Traditional 22 (38.6%) 35 (61.4%) 23 (35.4%) 42 (64.6%)
Others 29 (38.7%) 46 (61.3%) 13 (26.0%) 37 (74.0%)
Region
Tigray 93 (10.8%) 766 (89.2%) 120 (14.4%) 711 (85.6%)
Afar 303 (38.7%) 480 (61.3%) 244 (34.8%) 458 (65.2%)
Amhara 131 (11.7%) 984 (88.3%) 107 (10.9%) 879 (89.1%)
Oromia 220 (17.9%) 1011 (82.1%) 490 (41.6%) 688 (58.4%)
Somali 176 (31.8%) 378 (68.2%) 385 (49.5%) 392 (50.5%)
Benishangul Gumuz 201 (26.1%) 568 (73.9%) 353 (49.5%) 360 (50.5%)
SNNP 264 (25.6%) 769 (74.4%) 255 (22.7%) 869 (77.3%)
Gambela 217 (38.1%) 353 (61.9%) 184 (31.0%) 409 (69.0%)
Harari 83 (15.9%) 438 (84.1%) 224 (46.3%) 260 (53.7%)
Addis Ababa 22 (4.7%) 447 (95.3%) 34 (6.4%) 497 (93.6%)
Dire Dawa 60 (12.9%) 405 (87.1%) 169 (34.9%) 315 (65.1%)