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Table 1 Socio demographic and family planning characteristics among tribals and non-tribals

From: Why ethnicity and gender matters for fertility intention among married young people: a baseline evaluation from a gender transformative intervention in rural India

  Tribal (n = 108) Non-tribal (n = 165) p-value
Mean age* 18.7
*.54
18.6
*.53
 
Socio-Economic characteristics
Below Poverty Line and extreme poor 77.8 52.1 0.001
Education    0.002
None 15.7 9.1  
Primary (1-5th standard) 25.9 13.3  
Up to Secondary (6-10th Standard) 41.7 44.2  
Higher secondary & above (10th Standard and above) 16.7 33.3  
Exposure to media
Mobile/ Internet 55.6 61.8 0.303
Books/magazines 5.6 21.8 0.001
Marriage
Young women married below 16 years 46.6 27.1 0.001
Young men married below 18 years 63.5 46.4 0.001
Age at gauna (young women) below 16 years 23.3 12.9 0.001
Age at gauna (young men) below 18 years 42.8 24.6 0.001
Family planning characteristics
Plan to have child within one year of marriage 27.4 18.7 0.088
Awareness of modern contraception methods: condom 46.3 55.4 0.152
Awareness of modern contraception Methods: Pills 82.4 93.9 0.002
Awareness about place to get contraceptives near village (AWC) 27.8 45.4 0.003
Currently using any method 15.7 24.2 0.091
Methods of use (modern method) 14.8 23.0 0.096
Reasons for not using contraception    0.053
Lack of knowledge of modern contraceptive methods 24.7 14.1  
Planning to conceive 55.3 53.9  
  1. *Standard deviation