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Table 4 Attitude of husbands concerning family planning service utilization in urban and rural kebele of Kondala district, West Wollega, western Ethiopia, 2019

From: Men’s involvement in family planning service utilization among married men in Kondala district, western Ethiopia: a community-based comparative cross-sectional study

Attitude of husbands Urban, n (%) Rural, n (%)
FP issue should concern only women Strongly agree 8(2.19%) 39(10.7%)
Agree 26(7.1%) 43(11.8%)
Neutral 59(16.2%) 52(14.3%)
Disagree 188(51.5%) 83(22.8%)
Strongly disagree 80(21.9%) 135(37.1%)
Spouse can seek FP services without permission from husband Strongly agree 23(6.3%) 22(6%)
Agree 159(43.6%) 52(14.3%)
Neutral 19(5.2%) 77(21.2%)
Disagree 92(25.2%) 84(23.1%)
Strongly disagree 68(18.6%) 117(32.1)
FP practice reduces confidence b/n husband and wife Strongly agree 39(10.7%) 26(7.1%)
Agree 158(43.3%) 52(14.3%)
Neutral 34(9.3%) 74(20.3%)
Disagree 62(17%) 74(20.3%)
Strongly disagree 68(18.6%) 126(34.6%)
Its taboo for men to discuss with women about FP Strongly agree 28(7.7%) 22(6%)
Agree 24(6.6%) 43(11.8%)
Neutral 128(35.1%) 71(19.5%)
Disagree 118(32.3%) 83(22.8%)
Strongly disagree 63(17.3%) 133(36.5%)
It is only women who are promiscuous that use FP without their husband consent Strongly agree 91(24.9%) 115(31.6%)
Agree 53(14.5%) 39(10.7%)
Neutral 86(23.6%) 72(19.8%)
Disagree 88(24.1%) 67(18.4%)
Strongly disagree 43(11.8%) 59(16.2%)
Only men need to decide on family planning Strongly agree 54(14.8%) 25(6.9%)
Agree 49(13.4%) 39(10.7%)
Neutral 86(23.6%) 93(25.5%)
Disagree 124(34%) 88(24.2%)
Strongly disagree 48(13.2%) 107(29.4%)
FP methods decrease sexual urge Strongly agree 46(12.6%) 29(8.0%)
Agree 68(18.6%) 42(11.5%)
Neutral 106(29%) 120(33%)
Disagree 117(32.1%) 77(21.2%)
Strongly disagree 24(6.6%) 84(23.1%)
Men should accompany their partners to FP clinics Strongly agree 158(43.3%) 151(41.5%)
Agree 159(43.6%) 66(18.1%)
Neutral 14(3.8%) 31(8.5%)
Disagree 16(4.4%) 57(15.7%)
Strongly disagree 14(3.8%) 47(12.9%)
Husband involvement is important in FP Strongly agree 158(43.3%) 113(31%)
Agree 159(43.6%) 153(42%)
Neutral 14(3.8%) 42(11.5%)
Disagree 16(4.4%) 34(9.3%)
Strongly disagree 14(3.8%) 10(2.7%)