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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of women seeking abortion services in health institutions of Dessie town, 2018 (n = 784)

From: Utilization and associated factors of emergency contraception among women seeking abortion services in health institutions of Dessie town, North East Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Frequency Percent
Age (years)
 13–19 130 16.6
 20–24 285 36.4
 25–29 259 33
 ≥ 30 110 14
Residence
 Urban 621 79.2
 Rural 163 20.8
Marital status
 Single 501 63.9
 Married 283 36.1
 Religion
 Muslim 420 53.6
 Orthodox 344 43.9
 Others 20 2.5
Ethnicity
 Amhara 719 91.7
 Oromo 29 3.7
 Others 36 4.6
Educational status
 No primary education 55 7
 Primary education 180 23
 Secondary education 317 40.4
 Tertiary education 232 29.6
Father’s educational status
 No primary education 480 61.2
 Primary education 105 13.4
 Secondary education 110 14
 Tertiary education 89 11.4
Mother’s educational status
 No primary education 614 78.3
 Primary education 83 10.6
 Secondary education 54 6.9
 Tertiary education 33 4.2
Occupation
 Housewife 134 17
 Merchant 110 14
 Government employed 141 18
 Student 285 36.4
 Servant 86 11
 Commercial sex worker 28 3.6
Living arrangement
 With family 275 35.1
 With spouse 209 26.6
 With peers in a rented house 60 7.7
 Alone 165 21
 Others 75 9.6
Income
 < 500 ETB 317 40.4
 501–1000 ETB 162 20.7
 1001–1500 ETB 72 9.2
 1501–2000 ETB 92 11.7
 Above 2000 ETB 141 18
  1. Others for religion represent Catholic, Protest
  2. Others for ethnicity Tigray, South nations nationalists
  3. Others for living arrangement, with a relative, in campus