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Table 1 Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Married Women, Mekelle town, 2011

From: Factors associated with utilization of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods among married women of reproductive age in Mekelle town, Tigray region, north Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent
Age of married women (n = 440)   
   15-24 115 26.1
   25-34 208 47.2
   35-44 98 22.2
   > = 45 19 4.3
Religion of married women (n = 440)   
   Orthodox 413 93.9
   Islam 23 5.2
   Others (Catholic and Protestant) 4 0.9
Education status (n = 440)   
   Not able to read and write 68 15.5
   Able to read and write 32 7.3
   1-8 grade 166 37.7
   9-12 grade 124 28.2
   College or University level 50 11.4
Occupational status (n = 440)   
   Student 39 8.9
   Merchant 105 23.9
   Governmental or nongovernmental worker 34 7.7
   Daily labor 27 6.1
Monthly income (n = 440)   
   < 31.24 $ 126 28.6
   31.25-62.49$ 183 41.4
   ≥ 62.50 $ 132 30
Have radio & or TV (n = 440)   
   Have radio 392 89.1
   Have TV 336 76.4
Practice of LAPM (n = 440) 54 12.3
Type of LAPM (n = 54)   
   Implant 47 87
   IUCD 7 13
  1. 1$ = 17 Ethiopian Birr