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Table 2 Percent of women who experienced unintended in the past 2 years in Nigeria (NDHS 2018), N = 13,109

From: Relationship between Religion and Unintended Childbearing in Nigeria: A Cross-Regional Perspective

Characteristics Percent p value
Religious affiliation
 Catholic 17.5 0.000
 Other Christians 23.3
 Muslims 6.7
 Traditionalist/no religion 20.0
Region of residence
 North-central 11.5 0.000
 North-east 8.0
 North-west 5.3
 South-east/South-south 27.4
 South-west 17.7
Women’s age
 15–24 years 13.8 0.000
 25–34 years 11.1
 35 years and above 15.2
Women’s education
 None 5.7 0.000
 Primary 15.8
 Secondary 20.9
 Post-secondary 12.9
Place of residence
 Rural 11.2 0.000
 Urban 15.8
Employment status   
 Working 13.8 0.000
 Not working 11.0
Type of employment status
 Not working 11.0 0.000
 Working and paid in cash only 13.8
 Working and receiving cash and in-kind 11.5
 Working and not paid 15.4
Women’s participation in their own health decision-making
 Participated in her own health decision-making 15.0 0.000
 Not involved in her own health decision-making 11.5
Household wealth quintile
 First 7.3 0.000
 Second 9.6
 Third 15.7
 Fourth 18.8
 Fifth 14.9
Head of household sex
 Male 11.5 0.000
 Female 25.9
Mass media exposure to family planning message
 No exposure 11.8 0.000
 Exposed to one mass media source 14.7
 Exposed to two mass media sources 17.1
 Exposed to three mass media sources 9.8
Type of marital union
 Never married 64.1 0.000
 Monogamous 11.9
 Polygamous 9.2
 Previously married or separated 22.3
Number of living children
 None 10.3 0.000
 1–2 children 12.5
 3–4 children 10.7
 5 children and above 15.8