Table 1

Demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural characteristics of women.

Characteristics

Percent

Number


Age group

15-24

28.0

2424

25-39

48.7

4213

40-49

23.2

2007


Age at fist marriage

Less than 16 yrs

32.6

2814

16 or more yrs

67.4

5827


Perceived ideal Number of children

Up to 2 children

32.6

2814

3 or more children

67.4

5827


Place of residence

Urban

14.8

1280

Rural

85.2

7363


Ecological Zones

Mountain

7.1

611

Hill

41.4

3576

Terai

51.6

4457


Literacy status

Illiterate

62.6

5409

Literate

37.4

3234


Occupation

Not working

16.3

1411

Agricultural sector

71.9

6213

Non-agricultural sector

11.8

1020


Religion

Hindu

85.5

7392

Muslim

4.0

347

Other

10.5

905


Mass media exposure

No exposure

8.6

742

One media (radio or TV) exposure

26.0

2251

Both (radio & TV) exposure

65.4

5651


Wealth Status

Poor/poorest

38.6

3338

Middle

21.1

1827

Rich/Richest

40.2

3479


Knowledge about FP

Lower

57.7

4990

Higher

42.3

3653


Ever used of FP methods

Never used

33.5

2898

Ever used

66.5

5746


Child death experience+

No

72.2

5634

Yes

27.8

2175


Household headship

Male headed

79.2

6845

Female headed

20.8

1799


Total

100.0

8644


Note + information of child death experienced were collected from women who have ever given birth (n = 7809)

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