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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample (n = 50)

From: Why Iranian married women use withdrawal instead of oral contraceptives? A qualitative study from Iran

Age groups (years) No. (%)
19-25 12 (24)
26-30 15 (30)
31-35 14 (28)
36-45 9 (18)
Mean (SD) 30.7 (6)
Range 19-45
Time since marriage (years)  
13-20 18 (36)
21-24 16 (32)
25-28 16 (32)
Mean (SD) 8 (4)
Range 13-28
Number of children  
One 20 (40)
Two 28 (56)
Three 2 (4)
Mean (SD) 1.6 (0.5)
Range 1-3
Withdrawal duration (years)  
1-4 18 (36)
5-9 21 (42)
10-13 11 (22)
Mean (SD) 6.1 (4.4)
Range 1-13
Education  
Primary/secondary 36 (72)
Higher 14 (18)
Experience of unwanted pregnancy  
No 41 (82)
Yes 9 (18)
Contraceptive methods used while experienced unwanted pregnancy (n = 9)  
Condom 2 (22)
OC* 2 (22)
Withdrawal 5 (56)
  1. * OC: oral contraceptive