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Table 1 Background characteristic of female youth

From: Knowledge on legislation of abortion and experience of abortion among female youth in Nepal: A cross sectional study

  % N
Age group
 15-19 54.5 2753
 20-24 45.5 2297
Ethnicity
 Brahmin/Chhetri 31.9 1611
 Janajati 40.6 2053
 Dalit 15.1 762
 Other 12.4 625
Education level
 No education 17.1 866
 Primary 17.6 887
 Secondary or above 65.3 3298
Marital status
 Never married 49.0 2476
 Ever married 51.0 2575
Number of children ever born (CEB)
 None 65.7 3318
 1-2 30.4 1534
 3 or more 3.9 198
Religion
 Hindu 83.8 4231
 Buddhist 9.1 458
 Muslim 4.1 207
 Kirat/Christian 3.1 155
Ecological zone
 Mountain 6.3 316
 Hill 39.5 1996
 Terai 54.2 2738
Place of residence
 Urban 13.7 692
 Rural 86.3 4358
Wealth index
 Poor 35.5 1794
 Middle 21.7 1095
 Rich 42.8 2162
Autonomy in household decision
 No autonomy 72.6 3667
 Moderate autonomy (involved in 1-2 issues) 16.0 809
 High autonomy (involved in all 3 issues) 11.4 575
Physical violence by husband/partner   
 No 96.0 4847
 Yes 4.0 204
Emotional violence by husband/partner   
 No 97.0 4898
 Yes 3.0 152
Sexual violence by husband/partner   
 No 97.7 4936
 Yes 2.3 115
Total 100.0 5050