Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Provision of injectable contraceptives in Ethiopia through community-based reproductive health agents

Ndola Prata, Amanuel Gessessew, Alice Cartwright & Ashley Fraser

Volume 89, Number 8, August 2011, 556-564

Table 1. Background characteristics of clients of health extension workers (HEWs) and community-based reproductive health agents (CBRHAs), by provider type, Ethiopia, 2008–2009

Sample characteristics HEW clients CBRHA clients
(n = 440) (n = 622)
Mean age (years) 28.4 30.0*
Married (%) 92.4 88.0*
Mean age at first marriage (years) 15.5 16.1*
Mean age at first pregnancy (years) 17.9 18.3*
Mean no. of living children 3.6 4.0*
No education (%) 78.1 89.4*
Using DMPA for first time (%) 45.9 58.4*

DMPA, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate; * P < 0.05.