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Table 2 Reproductive health characteristics of reproductive age group women in Eritrean refugee camps in Tigray, north Ethiopia, 2016

From: Unmet need for modern contraception and associated factors among reproductive age group women in Eritrean refugee camps, Tigray, north Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Category Number (n) Percent (%)
Age at first marriage(in years) < 18 176 47.10
≥ 18 198 52.90
History of abortion No 279 74.60
Yes 95 25.40
Desired number of children ≤ 5 179 47.86
> 5 71 18.98
Don’t want more child 64 17.11
Undecided 60 16.04
Ever use of modern contraceptive methods No 203 50.75
Yes 197 49.25
Current use of modern contraceptive methods No 296 74.00
Yes 104 26.0
Types of modern contraceptive methods currently used Oral pill 31 29.81
Injectable 52 50.00
Implant 15 14.42
IUCD 4 3.85
Current pregnancy status among non-users Non-pregnant 187 63.18
Pregnant 109 36.82
Type of pregnancy Wanted now 63 57.80
Unwanted 11 10.09
Mistimed 35 32.11
Current amenorrhea among non-users Not amenorrheic 197 66.55
Amenorrheic 99 33.45
Reason for not being pregnant Wanted child later on 92 49.20
No more want child 29 15.50
Want child soon 54 28.88
In fecund 12 6.42
Anti natal care (ANC) visit No 13 11.93
Yes 96 88.07
Age started using modern contraception methods 15–19 42 21.30
20–24 107 54.30
Respondent’s knowledge about modern contraceptives ≥ 25 48 24.4
Respondent’s attitude towards modern contraceptive use Knowledgeable 157 39.25
Not knowledgeable 243 60.75
Favorable attitude 235 58.75
Unfavorable attitude 165 41.25