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Table 4 Respondents reproductive and contraceptive related characteristic by food security status 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

Variables Food secure n (%) Food insecure n (%) X2 P
Age at marriage(n = 645) 256 389   
 <18 26(10.2) 74(19.0) 9.2 0.002
 ≥18 230(89.8) 315(81.0)   
Unintended Pregnancy(n = 624 ) 250 374   
 Yes 39(15.6) 70(18.7) 1.956 0.162
 No 211(84.4) 304(81.8)   
ANCa follow up (n = 624 ) 250 374   
 Yes 181(72.4) 212(56.7) 12.43 ≤0.00001
 No 69(27.6) 162(43.3)   
Place of delivery(n = 620 ) 250 370   
 Home 164(65.6) 294(79.5) 14.85 ≤0.00001
 Institutional 86(34.4) 76(20.5)   
History of Child death(n = 626 ) 250 376   
 Yes 31(12.4) 63(16.8) 2.23 0.14
 No 219(87.6) 313(83.2)   
MCMb use(n = 632 ) 252 380   
 Yes 131(52.0) 113(29.7) 31.64 ≤0.0001
 No 121(48.0) 267(70.3)   
Discontinuation of MCM (n = 486) 203 283   
 Yes 75(36.9) 143(50.5) 8.82 0.003
 No 128(63.1) 140(49.5)   
Discussion MCM(n = 643 ) 256 387   
 Yes 167(65.2) 200(51.7) 11.555 0.001
 No 89(34.8) 187(48.3)   
Knowledge MCM(n = 651 ) 257 394   
 Yes 249(96.9) 342(86.8) 18.90 ≤0.0001
 No 8(3.1) 52(13.2)   
  1. aANC = Antenatal care bMCM = Modern contraceptive method