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Table 1 Prevalence of unintended childbirth by socio-demographic characteristics of women 15-49 years, Ethiopia-2011

From: Prevalence and determinants of unintended childbirth in Ethiopia

Characteristics Wanted birth Unwanted birth Total N (weighted)
Age P < 0.001    
15-19 66.3 33.7 100.0 401
20-34 69.4 30.6 100.0 5480
35-49 63.5 36.5 100.0 2024
Educational level P = 0.03    
No education 68.5 31.5 100.0 5268
Primary education 65.6 34.4 100.0 2270
Secondary education 69.6 30.4 100.0 368
Type of place of residence P = 0.305    
Urban 66.5 33.5 100.0 1187
Rural 68.0 32.0 100.0 6717
Respondent currently working P < 0.001    
No 70.3 29.7 100.0 5131
Yes 63.0 37.0 100.0 2768
Wealth index P < 0.001    
Poor 70.7 29.3 100.0 3433
Middle 66.4 33.6 100.0 1628
Rich 64.9 35.1 100.0 2844
Parity P < 0.001    
0-2 72.3 27.7 100.0 2751
3-5 66.9 33.1 100.0 2924
6 and above 63.3 36.7 100.0 2200
Household size P < 0.001    
1-3 76.3 23.7 100.0 1080
4-6 69.7 30.3 100.0 4056
7 and above 61.6 38.4 100.0 2770
Religion P < 0.001    
Orthodox 64.8 35.2 100.0 3327
Protestant 68.3 31.7 100.0 1763
Muslim 71.0 29.0 100.0 2563
Catholic/Traditional/others 69.6 30.4 100.0 247
Marital status P < 0.001    
Never in union 13.9 86.1 100.0 72
Married/cohabiting 68.7 31.3 100.0 7185
Formerly married 62.7 37.3 100.0 649
Ethnicity P < 0.001    
Afar 95.2 4.8 100.0 63
Amhara 65.4 34.6 100.0 2256
Oromo 61.6 38.4 100.0 2765
Somalie 95.9 4.1 100.0 193
Tigrie 80.5 19.5 100.0 524
Others 72.1 27.9 100.0 2060
Knowledge of contraceptive method P < 0.001    
Knows no method 86.0 14.0 100.0 420
Knows at least one method 67.3 32.7 100.0 7339
Contraceptive use P < 0.001    
Yes 61.5 38.5 100.0 1810
No 70.1 29.9 100.0 5949
Media exposure P = 0.001    
Inadequate 69.1 30.9 100.0 5062
Adequate 65.5 34.5 100.0 2680
History of abortion P = 0.024    
Yes 67.3 32.7 100.0 6953
No 71.2 28.8 100.0 803
Total 67.8 32.2 100.0 7905