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Table 4 Decision-making on family visits and procreation by age at first marriage

From: Early marriage and women’s empowerment: the case of child-brides in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

  Age of first marriage Total
< 18 ≥18  
Decision Maker: Visit to wife’s family**** I, Myself N (%) 14 (3) 57 (7) 71 (6)
Husband N (%) 83 (19) 83 (10) 166 (13)
Together N (%) 266 (60) 579 (69) 845 (66)
Inapplicable N (%) 81 (18) 115 (14) 196 (15)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. Have a child**** I, Myself N (%) 13 (3) 19 (2) 32 (3)
Husband N (%) 53 (12) 89 (11) 142 (11)
Together N (%) 235 (53) 538 (65) 773 (61)
Inapplicable N (%) 143 (32) 188 (22) 331 (25)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Decision Maker. Use/Non-use of contraceptives**** I, Myself N (%) 52 (12) 105 (13) 157 (12)
Husband N (%) 41 (9) 33 (4) 74 (6)
Together N (%) 257 (60) 558 (67) 815 (64)
Inapplicable N (%) 94 (21) 138 (16) 232 (18)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
  1. Percent in cells is calculated within age at first marriage.
  2. ****sig at α = .001 (Source: Survey, 2017)