Table 2

Pregnancy intention by selected characteristics

Experience of unintended pregnancy (%)

Total

Number


Demographic characteristics


Age group***

15–24

31.3

415

25–34

48.4

247

35–49

76.5

61


Ideal number of children#

1–2 children

39.2

404

Three or more

44.4

303


Total children ever born***

None

20.7

195

One

28.8

184

Two

48.2

122

Three or more

64.9

222


Age at first marriage**

Less than 16 years

46.2

339

16 year or more

36.3

384


Socio-economic characteristics


Literacy status**

Illiterate

44.4

486

Literate

34.0

237


Occupation

Not working/agriculture

41.8

671

Non agriculture

30.4

52


Place of residence

Rural

41.7

673

Urban

31.7

50


Access to health information/services


Listens to radio **

No

45.3

469

Yes

33.0

254


Watches television

No

42.5

583

Yes

34.6

140


Travel time to nearest family planning center ##**

Up to 30 minutes

38.0

363

31–60 minutes

45.0

167

More than one hour

54.1

91


Family planning worker visit*

Not visited

39.8

663

Visited

54.0

60


Socio-cultural factors


Religion**

Non-Hindu

52.2

112

Hindu

38.9

611


Women autonomy*

No autonomy

38.7

571

Some autonomy

49.7

152


Knowledge and practice of family planning method


Knowledge about family planning method**

Lower

46.4

411

Higher

33.8

312


Ever use of family planning method

Never use

39.4

518

Ever use

44.9

205


Total

41.0

723


Note: * = p < .05, ** = p < .01 *** = p < .001, # Those respondents who didn't know the sources of FP methods are excluded, ## Travel time is only for those who knew the sources of FP

Adhikari et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:17   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-17

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