Table 1

Background characteristics of respondents in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016

VariablesFrequencyPer cent
Marital status
 Ever married815898.0
 Never married1692.0
Education of respondent
 No education544965.4
Educational status of husband
 No education380150.3
Wealth index
Working status
Media exposure
Knowledge of ovulatory cycle
 Not knowledgeable664679.8
Desired number of children
Age at marriage
 <18 years619375.9
 ≥18 years196424.1
Prior pregnancy termination
Child death
Distance from health facility
 Big problem510661.3
 Not big problem322138.7
Visited by field worker
Visited health facility last 12 months
  • EDHS, Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey.