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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 899), January 2013

From: Contraceptive adoption in the extended postpartum period is low in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percentage (%)
Age (years) 15-24 269 29.9
25-34 427 47.5
>_35 203 22.6
Residence Urban 232 25.8
Rural 667 74.2
Ethnicity Amhara 896 99.7
Tigrie 3 0.3
Religion Orthodox 868 96.6
Muslim 28 3.1
Catholic 3 0.3
Marital status Married 836 93.0
Unmarried 26 2.9
Widowed 2 .2
Divorced 26 2.9
Separated 9 1.0
Educational status Cannot read and write 579 64.4
Read and write 41 4.6
Primary(1–8) 145 16.1
Secondary(9–12) 118 13.1
Higher education 16 1.8
Husband education Cannot read and write 355 39.5
Read and write 228 25.4
Primary(1–8) 174 19.4
Secondary(9–12) 103 11.5
Higher education 32 3.6
Maternal occupation Farmer 634 70.5
Merchant 20 2.2
Govt employee 34 3.8
Others 211 23.5
Husband occupation Farmer 716 79.6
Merchant 33 3.7
Govt employee 88 9.8
Others 48 5.3