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Table 2 Post-intervention spousal discussions on family planning issues, Jimma zone, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Couple based family planning education: changes in male involvement and contraceptive use among married couples in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

  Total Control group Intervention group Odds ratio
     crude adjusted
Percentage of couples that discussed family planning issues    
as reported by the husband 574/772 (74.4 %) 261/379 (68.9 %) 313/393 (79.6 %) 1.77 (p = 0.001) 1.36 (p = 0.068)
as reported by the wife 471/773 (60.9 %) 164/380 (43.2 %) 307/393 (78.1 %) 4.7 (p < 0.001) 3.69 (p < 0.001)
Percentage of couples that discussed family planning issues that discussed it often or very often  
as reported by the husband 309/574 (53.8 %) 82/261 (31.4 %) 227/313 (72.5 %) 5.76 (p < 0.001) 4.73 (p < 0.001)
as reported by the wife 272/471 (57.7 %) 53/164 (32.3 %) 219/307 (71.3 %) 5.21 (p < 0.001) 4.46 (p < 0.001)
Percentage of couples that reported an increase in discussing family planning issues compared to the baseline survey
as reported by the husband 246/771 (31.9 %) 104/379 (27.4 %) 142/392 (36.2 %) 1.50 (p = 0.009) 1.41 (p = 0.031)
as reported by the wife 302/772 (39.1 %) 64/379 (16.9 %) 238/393 (60.6 %) 7.56 (p < 0.001) 7.80 (p < 0.001)
Percentage of individuals who agreed women can decide about family planning without consent of her husband
among husbands 112/771 (14.5 %) 72/378 (19 %) 40/393 (10.2 %) 0.48 (p = 0.001) 0.56 (p = 0.007)
among wives 289/742 (38.9 %) 231/366 (63.1 %) 58/376 (15.4 %) 0.11 (p < 0.001) 0.10 (p < 0.001)
both husband and wife 58/740 (7.8 %) 55/364 (15.1 %) 3/376 (0.8 %) 0.05 (p < 0.001) 0.06 (p < 0.001)