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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of women in the full sample and the study sample, Zambia 2001/02

From: Can family planning outreach bridge the urban-rural divide in Zambia?

  Full sample (n = 7,658) Study sample* (n = 4,927)
Percentage of sample 100.0 47.2
Age   
   15–24 45.4 39.3
   25–34 30.7 35.4
   35–39 10.0 11.3
   40–44 7.9 8.3
   45–49 6.1 5.7
Educational attainment   
   No education 12.1 13.0
   Primary 58.0 60.0
   Secondary and higher 30.0 27.0
Urban 40.1 38.2
Currently working 54.6 57.6
Socioeconomic status**   
   Very low 18.8 19.1
   Low 18.2 18.3
   Medium 18.8 20.0
   High 18.8 20.0
   Very high 25.4 22.6
Religion   
   Catholic 23.0 22.4
   Protestant 75.3 75.6
   Muslim 0.3 0.3
   No religion/other 1.5 1.8
Marital status   
   Never married 24.8 14.0
   Married/cohabiting 61.4 74.0
   Formerly married 13.9 12.0
Number of children   
   None 27.0 15.2
   1 17.4 20.1
   2 14.3 16.7
   3 12.0 13.8
   4+ 29.3 34.2
  1. * Includes women who are fecund and sexually active; weighted percentages and unweighted n's presented. Some n's smaller than total due to missing data.
  2. ** The distribution of women across quintiles is not exactly 20 percent after taking into account the survey design and weighting of the sample.