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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants

From: Assessment of men involvement in family planning services use and associated factors in rural Ghana

  Male (n = 107) Female (n = 93)
Frequency Percent (%) Frequency Percent (%)
Age
 15–24 25 23.36 47 50.54
 25–34 40 37.38 19 20.43
 35–44 19 17.76 19 20.43
 45–54 8 7.48 8 8.60
 55+ 15 14.02   
Marital Status
 Single 43 40.57 36 38.71
 Married 56 52.83 52 55.92
 Cohabiting 6 5.66 3 3.23
 Divorced/widowed 1 0.94   
Number years in current relation
 < 5 years 44 52.38 56 66.67
 5–9 years 15 17.86 9 10.71
 10+ years 25 29.77 19 22.62
Education
 None 17 15.89 30 32.26
 Primary 5 4.67 7 7.53
 Junior High School 16 14.95 19 20.43
 High School 26 24.30 27 29.03
 Tertiary 43 40.19 10 10.75
Occupation
 Farming 7 8.24 16 17.20
 Trading 22 25.88 22 23.66
 Teachings 16 18.82 3 3.23
 Health worker 6 7.06 5 5.38
 Others 34 40.00 47 50.54
Religion
 Christianity 41 38.32 24 25.81
 Islam 63 58.88 69 74.19
 Traditional 2 1.87   
 Other 1 0.93   
Number of living children
 0 54 50.46 36 38.71
 1 15 14.02 20 21.51
 2 11 10.28 16 17.20
 3 10 9.35 10 10.75
 4 10 9.35 5 5.38
 5 4 3.74 4 4.30
 > 5 3 2.80 2 2.15
Desired number of children
 1 2 1.87 1 1.08
 3 31 28.97 21 22.58
 4 32 29.91 31 33.33
 5 11 10.28 15 16.13
 > 5 17 15.89 11 11.83
 Whatever God gives 9 8.41 9 9.68
Ideal birth interval (years)
 1 1 0.93 11 11.83
 2 20 18.69 45 48.39
 3 57 53.27 3 3.23
 Don’t know 29 27.10 34 36.56
Knowledge of FP 78 76.47 80 86.96
Approves partner’s use of FP/partner approves use of FP 75 72.82 69 75.00
Use FP 48 52.17 32 36.36
Discusses FP with partner 58 65.10 59 64.13
Ever asked partner to use FP 38 41.76   
Provide support for partner to use FP/receives support from partner 46 52.27 59 67.05
Involvement score
 0 16 14.95   
 1 22 20.56   
 2 17 15.89   
 3 21 19.63   
 4 9 8.41   
 5 22 20.56   
Sufficient FP involvement 52 48.60