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Table 3 Characteristics of female respondents age 15 to 49 overall and by number of female confidantes in Rajasthan, India

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 5832 854 4912 1118
Age
 15–19 18.5 16.6 18.9 20.9
 20–24 19.6 15.7 20.5 23.6
 25–29 16.7 14.0 17.2 17.3
 30–34 13.6 13.7 13.6 14.1
 35–39 12.8 13.9 12.5 11.3
 40–44 10.9 14.2 10.2 8.2
 45–49 7.8 11.9 7.0 4.7
Education
 Never 36.8 47.9 34.5 31.0
 Primary 24.0 22.9 24.3 26.5
 Secondary 16.5 16.0 16.6 14.5
 Higher 22.7 13.3 24.6 28.0
Marital status
 Currently married/cohabiting 76.4 80.5 75.5 72.6
 Divorced or separated/widowed 2.6 3.4 2.4 2.2
 Never married 21.0 16.1 22.1 25.2
Religion of household
 Hindu 85.9 79.9 87.1 80.6
 Muslim 12.7 18.9 11.5 18.4
 Other 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.0
Caste of household
 Scheduled caste 22.7 26.4 21.8 29.1
 Scheduled tribe 11.7 8.6 12.3 11.5
 Other backward caste 46.7 45.0 47.1 44.7
 General 18.9 20.0 18.7 14.8
Wealth
 Poorest 16.0 24.2 14.3 11.4
 Second poorest 17.8 16.1 18.2 17.1
 Middle 20.1 15.3 21.0 24.5
 Second wealthiest 22.8 25.1 22.5 25.1
 Wealthiest 23.3 19.3 24.0 21.9
Residence
 Rural 65.4 62.9 65.8 72.6
 Urban 34.6 37.1 34.2 27.4
Parity
 0 30.6 25.1 31.9 33.9
 1–2 36.2 34.5 36.4 35.9
 3–4 25.8 29.3 25.1 22.8
 5+ 7.4 11.1 6.6 7.4
Current contraceptive use     
 No 51.8 54.1 51.6 54.7
 Yes 48.2 45.9 48.4 45.3
Unadjusted likely abortion incidence 9.5 9.2 9.2 10.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Estimate weighted; bold indicates p value for design-based F test (reference group 0 confidantes) less than 0.05