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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of respondent in Mekelle city (N = 229) northern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Early Implanon discontinuation rate and its associated factors in health institutions of Mekelle City, Tigray, Ethiopia 2016/17

Variables Number (%) Discontinuation
Early N (%) Late N (%)
Age
 15–19 37 (16.2) 18 (48.6) 19 (51.4)
 20–24 48 (21) 21 (43.8) 27 (56.3)
 25–29 68 (29.7) 25 (36.8) 43 (63.2)
 30–34 40 (17.5) 11 (27.5) 29 (72.5)
 > 35 36 (15.7) 12 (33.3) 24 (66.7)
Marital status
 Married 166 (72.5) 58 (34.9) 108 (65.1)
 Single 41 (17.9) 20 (48.8) 21 (51.2)
 Divorced 22 (9.6) 9 (40.9) 13 (59.1)
Religion
 Orthodox 202 (88.3) 80 (39.6) 122 (60.4)
 Muslim 23 (10) 5 (21.7) 18 (78.3)
 Protestant 4 (1.7) 2 (50) 2 (50)
Occupation
 House wife 118 (51.1) 45 (38.5) 72 (61.5)
 Civil servant 55 (24) 21 (38.2) 34 (61.8)
 Merchant 44 (19.2) 15 (34.1) 29 (65.9)
 Student 12 (5.7) 6 (46.2) 7 (53.8)
Ethnicity
 Tigray 210 (91.7) 80 (38.1) 130 (61.9)
 Amhara 16 (7) 5 (31.3) 11 (68.8)
 Afar 3 (1.3) 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)
Level of education
 Cannot read and write 57 (24.9) 29 (50.9) 28 (49.1)
 Elementary 50 (21.8) 20 (40) 30 (60)
 Secondary 66 (28.8) 23 (34.8) 43 (65.2)
 More than secondary 56 (24.5) 15 (26.8) 41 (73.2)