Table 1

Characteristics of the samples from the two Egypt demographic and health surveys (percent do not add to 100 due to rounding errors)

Variables

EDHS-1995 (n = 7122)

EDHS-2005 (n = 5612)


Percent

Percent


Region

Urban Governorates

22.8

16.6

Lower Egypt – Urban

12.9

11.9

Lower Egypt – Rural

29.8

31.9

Upper Egypt – Urban

10.2

12.5

Upper Egypt – Rural

23.4

26.0

Frontier Governorate

0.9

1.2


Age


15–19

4.6

4.5

20–24

14.5

14.6

25–29

18.3

18.7

30–34

17.8

16.9

35–39

18.1

16.6

40–44

13.7

14.7

45–49

13.0

14.0


Education


No education

44.3

34.3

Primary

25.2

15.8

Secondary

23.8

38.8

Higher

6.8

11.1


Partner's education


No education

31.3

23.4

Primary

27.7

19.2

Secondary

29.6

41.9

Higher

11.5

15.6


Religion


Muslim

94.9

94.9

Christian

5.2

5.2


Current working status


Yes

18.5

21.6

No

81.5

78.4


Age at marriage


<= 19

61.9

53.9

20–30

37.2

44.6

>= 31

0.9

1.5


Number of children in a household


0–1

21.7

23.7

2–5

56.1

63.0

>5

22.2

13.4


Blood/marriage relationship to husband


Yes

42.3

33.2

No

57.7

66.8


Akmatov et al. BMC Women's Health 2008 8:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-8-15

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