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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women of advanced maternal age, Nigeria, 2008 and 2013

From: Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria

Characteristic Number of women (n = 14,450) Percentage (100.0)
Maternal age
 35–39 years 6110 42.3
 40–44 years 4554 31.5
 45–49 years 3786 26.2
Parity
 Low 1575 10.9
 Multiparity 2847 19.7
 Grand multiparity 10,028 69.4
Child mortality experience
 Ever experienced 7456 51.6
 Never experienced 6994 48.4
Age at first birth
 14 years or less 1789 12.4
 15–19 years 5978 41.4
 20–24 years 4039 27.9
 25 years or older 2644 18.3
Fertility desire
 Wants no more children 7898 54.7
 Wants more children 6464 44.7
 Undecided 88 0.6
Ideal family size
 Small 2644 18.3
 Large 11,806 81.7
Maternal education
 None 7305 50.6
 Primary 3038 21.0
 Secondary 2808 19.4
 Higher 1299 9.0
Household wealth index
 Poorest 3475 24.1
 Poorer 2817 19.5
 Middle 2463 17.0
 Richer 2546 17.6
 Richest 3149 21.8
Place of residence
 Urban 5311 36.8
 Rural 9139 63.2
Employment status
 Not working 3248 22.5
 Working 11,202 77.5
Media exposure
 None 4269 29.6
 Low 2705 18.7
 Moderate 7476 51.7
Geographic region
 Northern region 9083 62.9
 Southern region 5367 37.1
Current contraceptive use
 Non-use 11,582 80.2
 Using traditional method 1048 7.2
 Using modern method 1820 12.6
Remarriage
 Married once 11,778 81.5
 Remarried 2672 18.5
Women autonomy
 No autonomy 6246 43.2
 Autonomy 8204 56.8
  1. Source: Author analysis based on 2008 and 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey