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Table 1 Characteristics of female respondents age 15 to 49 overall and by number of reported female confidantes in Nigeria

From: Social network-based measurement of abortion incidence: promising findings from population-based surveys in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and Rajasthan, India

  All respondents 0 confidantes ≥ 1 confidante ≥ 2 confidantes
N 11,106 4788 5883 1953
Age
 15–19 18.9 17.5 19.8 18.8
 20–24 16.2 14.9 17.5 16.5
 25–29 18.8 17.2 20.1 19.0
 30–34 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.5
 35–39 13.9 15.5 12.7 14.0
 40–44 10.5 11.7 9.2 10.0
 45–49 6.8 8.2 5.7 6.2
Education
 Never 17.5 19.0 14.8 15.9
 Primary 15.2 16.5 14.2 12.1
 Secondary 46.9 46.9 48.1 44.6
 Higher 20.3 17.6 22.8 27.3
Marital status
 Currently married/cohabiting 63.7 66.4 61.1 62.6
 Divorced or separated/widowed 4.8 5.5 4.3 4.1
 Never married 31.5 28.1 34.6 33.3
Religion of household
 Catholic 14.7 13.1 15.8 17.6
 Other Christian 44.0 44.1 45.4 44.7
 Muslim 39.2 41.2 36.4 35.6
 Other 2.1 1.7 2.4 2.0
Ethnicity
 Hausa 21.0 22.8 19.0 19.6
 Igbo 22.5 21.0 23.6 24.6
 Other 56.5 56.2 57.4 55.9
Wealth
 Poorest 23.2 23.1 22.2 20.2
 Second poorest 20.2 20.3 20.2 20.3
 Middle 17.6 19.5 16.4 15.4
 Second wealthiest 18.6 18.1 19.4 19.3
 Wealthiest 20.5 19.1 21.8 24.8
Residence     
 Rural 42.9 39.3 44.7 46.0
 Urban 57.1 60.7 55.3 54.0
State
 Anambra 12.8 10.3 14.4 15.4
 Kaduna 9.5 10.0 8.9 7.9
 Kano 13.1 14.5 11.2 12.5
 Lagos 21.4 22.4 21.4 22.2
 Nasarawa 13.4 12.5 14.3 12.8
 Rivers 17.0 17.8 17.1 18.3
 Taraba 12.7 12.4 12.6 10.9
Parity
 0 35.1 31.9 37.9 35.8
 1–2 25.1 24.8 25.7 25.0
 3–4 21.7 23.2 20.6 21.3
 5+ 18.1 20.1 15.8 18.0
Current contraceptive use
 No 75.8 78.0 73.5 71.4
 Yes 24.2 22.0 26.5 28.6
Unadjusted likely abortion incidence 41.1 30.3 51.4 39.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Estimates weighted; bold indicates p value for design-based F test (reference group 0 confidantes) less than 0.05