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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Maternal health care visits as predictors of contraceptive use among childbearing women in a medically underserved state in Nigeria

Variables Frequencies Percentages
Age
 20 years and below 41 10.0
 21–25 113 27.5
 26–30 124 30.2
 31–35 78 19.0
 36–40 44 10.7
 Above 40 11 2.7
Level of education
 No formal education 85 20.8
 Primary education 93 22.7
 Secondary education 142 34.7
 Tertiary education 89 21.8
Place of residence
 Urban 77 18.7
 Peri-urban 125 30.4
 Rural 209 50.9
Religion
 Christian 263 64.0
 Muslim 144 35.0
 Traditional 4 1.0
Marital status
 Currently married 391 95.1
 Formerly married 7 1.7
 Never married 13 3.2
Employed 167 42.7
Own a phone 326 79.3
Watch television 342 83.2
Own bank account 139 33.8
Use Internet 81 19.7
Number of children
 One 104 25.3
 Two 94 22.9
 Three 87 21.2
 Four 64 15.6
 Above four 62 15.0
Income categories
 No income 223 57.5
 N20000 and below 138 35.6
 Above N20000 27 7.0
Socioeconomic status
 Low 150 38.8
 Middle 155 40.1
 High 82 21.2
Health care visit for antenatal care
 Yes 373 90.8
 No 38 9.2
Health care visit for child delivery
 Yes 239 58.2
 No 172 41.8
Availability of health facility in community of residence
 Yes 248 60.3
 No 163 39.7