Table 2: Reproductive history of married women in reproductive age in urban and rural districts of Gedeo zone, South Ethiopia, 2015.

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

Wife Age at marriageMean, 18.5 ± 3.99 SDMean, 17.1 ± 3.3 SD
Less than 18 years291 (55.1%)388 (73.5%)
18–20 years105 (19.9%)81 (15.3%)
Greater than 20 years132 (19.9%)59 (11.2%)
Number of alive children
Having less than 4 children354 (67.0%)163 (30.9%)
Having greater than 4 children174 (33.0%)365 (69.1%)
Woman’s desire of family size
1–4 children381 (72.2%)150 (28.4%)
4–6 children117 (22.2%)200 (37.9%)
Greater than 6 children30 (5.7%)178 (33.7%)
Husband’s desire of family size
1–4 children353 (66.9%)149 (28.2%)
4–6 children112 (21.2%)177 (33.5%)
Greater than 6 children63 (11.9%)202 (38.3%)
Child death experience of woman
Yes47 (8.9%)159 (30.1%)
No481 (91.1%)369 (69.9%)
Number of child deaths
1-2 children42 (89.4%)120 (75.5%)
2–4 children5 (10.6%)37 (23.3%)
Greater than 4 children2 (1.3%)