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Table 1 Description of variables

From: Determinants of contraceptive use among Nigerian couples: evidence from the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey

Variable Abbreviation Responses
Age in 5-year groups Age/Men’s Age 15–19; 20–24; 25–29; 30–34; 35–39; 40–44; 45–49
Women’s contraceptive use Contraceptive use No method; Folkloric/Traditional; Modern
Women’s knowledge of contraception Knowledge Knows no method; knows at least one method
Education Education/Men’s Education Reported in years
Total children ever had Total children Self-report by women
Fertility preference Fertility preference/Men’s fertility preference More children; undecided; no more children
Husband’s desire for more children Husband’s desire for children More children than respondent; same number; less than respondent
Primary decision maker for health care Health decision maker Women; joint decision; male partner
Primary decision make for how money is spent Spending decision maker Women; joint decision; male partner
Men’s perception of who should have power in health care decision Male perception of decision maker Men; join decision; female partner
Earning power Earning power Husband earns no money; woman earns more; both partners earn the same; male partner earns more
Contraception is woman’s business and men should not be involved Male attitude 1 Disagree; agree
Using contraceptives makes women promiscuous Male attitude 2 Disagree; agree