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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents by Food Security Status category; Soddo Zuria Woreda, South Ethiopia, March 2014

From: Differentials of modern contraceptive methods use by food security status among married women of reproductive age in Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia

Characteristics Food secure n(%) Food insecure n(%) Total N (%)
Age group (n =651) 257 394 651
 ≤20 12(4.7) 29(7.4) 41(6.3)
 21 – 25 14(5.4) 81(20.6) 95(14.6)
 26 – 30 81(31.5) 129(32.7) 210(32.3)
 31 – 35 61(23.7) 70(17.8) 131(20.1)
 35 – 40 63(24.5) 55(14.0) 118(18.1)
 ≥40 26(10.1) 30(7.6) 56(8.6)
Educational status (n =651) 257 394 251
 no education 127(49.4) 212 (53.8) 339(52.1)
 Primary 112(43.6) 158(40.1) 270(41.5)
 Secondary and above 18(7.1) 24(6.1) 42(6.4)
Occupational status (n =651) 257 394 651
 House wife 158(61.9) 228(57.9) 386(59.3)
 Farmer 68(26.5) 93(23.6) 161(24.7)
 Merchant 10(3.9) 35(8.9) 45(6.9)
 Employed 10(3.9) 16 (4.0) 26(4.0)
 Othersa 11(4.1) 22 (5.6) 33(5.1)
Religion (n =651) 257 394 651
 Protestant 168(65.4) 229(58.1) 397(61.0)
 Orthodox 74(28.8) 116(29.4) 190(29.2)
 Catholic 12 (4.7) 40(10.2) 52(8.0)
 Othersb 3(1.2) 9(2.3) 12(1.8)
  1. aDaily laborers and others bMuslims and others