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
 Primary249730.0
 Secondary3013.6
 Higher801.0
Educational status of husband
 No education380150.3
 Primary301639.9
 Secondary/above7369.8
Wealth index
 Low386346.4
 Middle200524.1
 High245929.5
Religion
 Orthodox326239.2
 Protestant182421.9
 Muslim301136.1
 Others2302.8
Working status
 No606772.9
 Yes226027.1
Media exposure
 No672980.2
 Yes159819.8
Knowledge of ovulatory cycle
 Knowledgeable168120.2
 Not knowledgeable664679.8
Desired number of children
 <5381645.8
 ≥5451154.2
Age at marriage
 <18 years619375.9
 ≥18 years196424.1
Prior pregnancy termination
 No756090.8
 Yes7679.2
Child death
 No717595.7
 Yes3724.3
Distance from health facility
 Big problem510661.3
 Not big problem322138.7
Visited by field worker
 No585970.4
 Yes246829.6
Visited health facility last 12 months
 No606872.9
 Yes225927.1
  • EDHS, Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey.