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Table 1 Distribution of the clients across selected sociodemographic characteristics

From: Choice of contraceptive methods in public and private facilities in rural India

Background characteristics (N = 454) %
Age of the client
 Less than 25 years 18.2
 25–29 years 51.7
 30–34 years 22.2
 35 years or above 8.0
Social groups
 Scheduled castes/tribes 26.9
 Other backward classes 57.3
 General 15.9
Client’s education status
 No education/lower than 5th standard 46.0
 5th–9th standard 33.0
 10th standard and higher 20.9
Client’s husband’s education status
 No education/lower than 5th standard 30.7
 5th–9th standard 25.8
 10th standard and higher 43.5
Parity
 No child 0.7
 1 child 9.9
 2 children 32.2
 3 children 29.1
 4 children or more 28.2