Skip to main content

Table 2 Background characteristics of study population categorized as all vs. those visited FP Centre and their association with usage of FP with partner

From: Male partner approval on the use of modern contraceptive methods: factors determining usage among couples in Kibaha district, Tanzania

All males (n = 365)p-valueVisited FP Centre (n = 55)All, N(%)p-value
CharacteristicsUse, N(%)No use, N(%)All, N(%)Use, N(%)No use, N(%)
Education
No education22 (10.1)30 (20.4)52 (14.3)< 0.052 (5.1)3 (18.8)5 (9.1)> 0.05
Primary157 (72)82 (55.8)239 (65.5) 24 (61.5)8 (50)32 (58.2) 
Secondary +39 (17.9)35 (23.8)74 (20.3) 13 (33.3)5 (31.3)18 (32.7) 
Age (in years)
18–2738 (17.4)33 (22.5)71 (19.5) 11 (28.2)3 (18.8)14 (25.5)< 0.01
28–3794 (43.1)66 (44.9)160 (43.8)> 0.0515 (38.5)5 (31.3)20 (36.4) 
38–4756 (25.7)34 (23.1)90 (24.7) 9 (23.1)3 (18.8)12 (21.8) 
> 4730 (13.8)14 (9.5)44 (12.1) 4 (10.3)5 (31.3)9 (16.4) 
Residency
Rural82 (37.6)44 (29.9)126 (34.5)> 0.0515 (38.5)4 (25)19 (34.6)> 0.05
Urban136 (62.4)103 (70.1)239 (65.5) 24 (61.5)12 (75)36 (65.5) 
Type of marital Union
Single210 (96.3)136 (92.5)346 (94.8)0.0537 (94.9)14 (87.5)51 (92.7)< 0.001
Polygamous8 (3.7)11 (7.5)19 (5.2) 2 (5.1)2 (12.5)4 (7.3) 
Number of Children
One49 (22.5)49 (33.3)98 (26.9)< 0.0510 (25.6)6 (37.5)16 (29.1)> 0.05
Two59 (27.1)30 (20.4)89 (24.4) 12 (30.8)1 (6.3)13 (23.6) 
Three46 (21.1)27 (18.4)73 (20) 7 (18)5 (31.3)12 (21.8) 
More than three64 (29.4)41 (27.9)105 (28.8) 10 (25.6)4 (25)14 (25.5) 
Total218147365 391655