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Table 3 Indicators of attitude and practice towards pre-marital counseling by Gender, Oman, 2010

From: A study on knowledge, attitude, and practice towards premarital carrier screening among adults attending primary healthcare centers in a region in Oman

Indicator Total Male Female P-value
  (N = 400) (N = 233) (N = 167)  
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Preferred to marry a relative 42 (10.5) 34 (81.0) 8 (19.0) 0.02
Married people who did PMCS before marriage 34 (8.5) 18 (52.9) 16 (47.1) 0.81
Consanguinity among married couples 59 (14.8) 42 (71.2) 17 (28.8) 0.57
If future spouse is a carrier of a hereditary disease, still go for marriage 59 (14.8) 42 (71.2) 17 (28.8) 0.02
Willing to change decision about marriage based on PMCS results 250 (62.5) 135 (54.0) 115 (46.0) 0.03
Will advise future spouse to do PMCS 335 (83.8) 186 (55.5) 149 (44.5) 0.08
PMCS is important for self and spouse 338 (84.5) 194 (57.4) 144 (42.6) 0.31
Agreed to make PMCS compulsory 198 (49.5) 118 (59.6) 80 (40.4) 0.32
Unwilling to do PMCS test 122 (30.5) 78 (63.9) 44 (36.1) 0.14