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Table 2 Sexual characteristics of reproductive-age women respondents, EDHS 2016 (weighted sample, n = 12033)

From: Geographical variations of early age sexual initiation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: evidence from EDHS 2016

VariableResidenceTotal n (%)
Urban n (%)Rural n (%)
Age at first birth (n = 10,586)
  < 18 years616 (13.8)3833 (86.2)4449 (42)
 18–24 years921 (17.2)4447 (82.8)5368 (50.7)
  ≥ 25 years231 (30.1)538 (69.9)770 (7.3)
Number of children ever born
 No child563 (38.9)884 (61.1)1447 (12)
 1–3 children1242 (25.2)3679 (74.8)4921 (41)
 4–6 children402 (11.7)3033 (88.3)3435 (28.5)
  ≥ 7 children124 (5.6)2106 (94.4)2230 (18.5)
Currently pregnant
 No or unsure2171 (19.9)8727 (80.1)10,898 (90.6)
 Yes161 (14.2)974 (85.8)1135 (9.4)
Ever terminated pregnancy
 No2073 (119.2)8725 (80.8)10,799 (89.7)
 Yes259 (21)976 (79)1235 (10.3)