Table 1: Sociodemographic variables of married women in reproductive age in urban and rural districts of Gedeo zone, South Ethiopia, 2015.

VariableUrban (%) ()Rural (%) () values

Age of respondents Mean age, SD SD<0.001
15–1927 (5.1%)13 (2.5%)
20–24153 (29.0%)87 (16.5%)
25–29201 (29.0%)167 (31.6%)
30–3491 (17.2%)121 (22.9%)
35–3951 (9.7%)82 (15.5%)
40–445 (0.9%)48 (9.1%)
45–4910 (1.9%)
Religion of respondents 0.020
Orthodox303 (57.4%)126 (23.9%)
Protestant159 (30.1%)359 (68.0%)
Catholic13 (2.5%)8 (1.5%)
Muslim53 (10.0%)27 (5.1%)
Other (Pagan, Tsege)8 (1.5%)
Ethnicity of respondents 0.003
Gedeo78 (14.8%)385 (72.9%)
Sidama45 (8.5%)33 (6.2%)
Gurage116 (22.0%)13 (2.5%)
Wolayita65 (12.3%)10 (1.9%)
Amhara134 (25.4%)47 (6.8%)
Oromo81 (15.3%)36 (6.8%)
Other (Gamao Goffa, Tigre)9 (1.7%)4 (0.8%)
Educational status <0.001
Unable to read and write54 (10.2%)203 (38.0%)
Read and write only17 (3.2%)66 (12.5%)
Primary school (1–8)245 (46.4%)185 (35.0%)
High school (9–12)166 (31.4%)50 (9.5%)
Diploma and above46 (8.7%)24 (4.5%)
Occupational status 0.006
Housewife370 (70.1%)217 (41.1%)
Government employee41 (7.8%)40 (7.6%)
Private employee115 (21.8%)106 (20.1%)
Daily worker1 (0.2%)147 (27.8%)
Unemployed1 (0.2%)18 (3.4%)
Income level of the householdMedian, SD736.5 ( SD)<0.001
Low income level173 (32.8%)368 (69.7%)
Medium income level220 (41.7%)99 (18.8%)
High income level135 (25.6%)61 (11.6%)