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Table 2 Description of the sample population (n = 94,675)

From: SMS-based family planning communication and its association with modern contraception and maternal healthcare use in selected low-middle-income countries

Variables Overall (%) Modern Contraceptive (45.14%) Timely ANC
(61.25%)
Adequate ANC (76.92%) Facility delivery (75.68%)
Age groups
 15–19 2.6 2.1 3.9 4.1 4.5
 20–24 13.3 13.0 20.8 21.6 22.1
 25–29 19.9 20.7 29.1 28.6 28.1
 30–34 20.2 21.8 23.9 23.5 23.3
 35–39 17.8 19.6 14.6 14.5 14.4
 40–44 14.5 14.6 6.4 6.3 6.2
 45–49 11.7 8.3 1.3 1.4 1.4
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
Residency
 Urban 47.6 48.1 49.7 49.2 52.5
 Rural 52.4 51.9 50.3 50.8 47.5
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
Occupation
 Not working 33.2 33.4 41.0 40.4 38.9
 Agri/domestic 26.0 25.1 19.9 21.3 23.0
 Professional/technical 40.7 41.5 39.1 38.3 38.1
p-value   <.051 <.104 <.021 <.001
Wealth status
 Q1 (Lowest) 15.8 15.5 15.8 14.9 10.1
 Q2 17.3 17.5 17.2 17.1 15.1
 Q3 19.4 18.8 19.6 19.7 19.5
 Q4 21.6 21.6 21.6 22.2 24.1
 Q5 (Highest) 25.9 26.6 25.8 26.2 31.1
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
Parity
 1–2 51.4 50.6 60.3 58.2 57.7
 3–4 30.8 33.9 27.3 27.9 27.6
  > 4 17.9 15.5 12.4 13.9 14.7
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
Reads newspaper
 No 61.7 57.3 58.0 58.6 59.4
 Yes 38.3 42.7 42.0 41.4 40.6
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 < 0.401
Listens to radio
 No 38.2 38.1 36.5 35.9 32.6
 Yes 61.8 61.9 63.5 64.1 67.4
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
Watches TV
 No 24.8 20.4 20.3 23.2 26.8
 Yes 75.2 79.6 79.7 76.8 73.2
p-value   <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001