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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics of the Sample (Survey Weighted Percentages)

From: The association of empowerment measures with maternal, child and family planning outcomes in Plateau State Nigeria by urban-rural residence

Sociodemographic Factors Full Sample (%) Jos (%) Urban/non-Capital City (%) Rural (%)
Location
 Jos 16.3 NA NA NA
 Plateau State Urban 26.7 NA NA NA
 Plateau State Rural 57.0 NA NA NA
Age +
 15–19 5.4 1.7 5.4 6.4
 20–24 14.9 13.0 11.6 17.0
 25–29 20.6 24.2 21.1 19.3
 30–34 17.5 21.4 18.9 15.7
 35–49 41.7 39.7 43.0 41.6
Parity **
 0–1 19.3 24.5 16.8 19.0
 2 13.6 17.8 13.1 12.6
 3–4 27.4 30.3 34.7 23.1
 5+ 39.8 27.4 35.4 45.3
Education **
 None/nonformal 24.7 11.1 19.0 31.2
 Primary 30.2 16.4 24.5 36.8
 Secondary and Higher 45.1 72.5 56.4 32.0
Wealth quintile**
 Lowest 19.4 4.0 28.1 19.7
 Second 18.6 10.9 22.8 18.9
 Middle 22.0 24.7 19.9 22.3
 Fourth 20.3 24.9 17.5 20.4
 Highest 19.6 35.5 11.7 18.7
Religion
 Christian/Catholic 65.7 54.6 70.5 66.7
 Muslim/Other 34.3 45.4 29.5 33.3
Decision-making Involvement
 0 of 4 decisions 14.5 13.7 15.6 14.3
 1 of 4 decisions 14.9 14.7 12.3 16.2
 2 of 4 decisions 21.7 26.5 19.7 21.4
 3 of 4 decisions 21.4 23.9 22.5 20.1
 4 of 4 decisions 27.4 21.2 29.9 28.1
Financial Decision-making
 No 51.6 54.6 44.9 53.9
 Yes 48.4 45.4 55.1 46.1
Prohibitions **
 No 91.2 84.0 94.8 91.6
 Yes 8.8 16.0 5.2 8.4
Wife Beating Acceptable ***
 No 58.5 87.4 65.1 47.2
 Yes 41.4 12.6 34.9 52.8
  1. The significance test is compared across the places of residence
  2. The unweighted counts were 2151 for full sample, 1046 for Jos, 254 for urban/non-capital city, and 851 for rural
  3. The weighted counts were 2300 for full sample, 375 for Jos, 615 for urban/non-capital city, and 1310 for rural
  4. Some of the n’s may differ slightly due to small amounts of missing data
  5. +p < 0.10 *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001