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Table 2 Agreement level between husband and wife regarding contraceptive practice, attitude and fertility desire in Dukem town, 2010/11 (n=422)

From: Agreement and concordance between married couples regarding family planning utilization and fertility intention in Dukem, Ethiopia

Ever use of contraception Husband   
Wife No (%) Yes (%) Total kappa
No 61(14.5) 3(0.7) 64(15.2) 0.84
Yes 16(3.8) 342(81) 358(84.8)  
Total 77(18.3) 345(81.7) 422(100)  
Current use of contraceptive No Yes Total  
No 77(18.2) 6(1.4) 83(19.7) 0.87
Yes 12(2.8) 327(77.5) 339(80.3)  
Total 89(21.1) 333(78.9) 422(100)  
Contraceptive attitude Disapprove Approve Total  
Disapprove 19(4.5) 6(1.4) 25(5.9) 0.61
Approve 16(3.8) 381(90.3) 397(94.1)  
Total 35(8.3) 387(91.7) 422(100)  
Fertility desire Want no more Want more Total  
Want no more 131(31) 13(3.1) 144(34.1) 0.91
Want more 4(0.9) 274(64.9) 278(65.8)  
Total 135(31.9) 287(68) 422(100)  
Current living children     
No 0(0.0) 1(0.3) 1(0.3) 0.99
Yes 0(0.0) 385(99.7) 385(99.7)  
Total 0(0.0) 386(100) 386(100)  
Ideal family size     
No 0(0.0) 61(14.5) 61(14.5) 0.63
Yes 59(13.9) 302(71.2) 361(85.5)  
Total 59(13.9) 363(86.0) 422(100)