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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in community focus group discussion and in-depth interview

From: Using contraceptives to delay first birth: a qualitative study of individual, community and health provider perceptions in southern Tanzania

Background characteristics Type of respondent
FGD participants (men) N = 38 FGD participants (women) N = 33 IDIs with women in the community who were current users of modern contraceptives (N = 9) IDIs with women in the community who were current non-users of modern contraceptives (N = 9)
Age
 13–19 15 16 5 5
 20–39 15 16 2 2
 40 and above 8 1 2 2
Marital status
 Single 16 16 5 5
 Currently Married/cohabiting 20 15 4 4
 Divorced 2 2 0 0
Marriage type¥
 Monogamous 17 1 1
 Polygamous 3 3 3
Area of residence
 Urban 21 15 5 5
 Rural 17 18 4 4
Number of living children
 None 22 15 5 5
 1 7 6 0 3
 2–4 7 10 4 1
  > 4 2 2 0 0
Number of marriages a divorced or currently married woman has had
 1 8 3 2
 2 7 1 1
 3 2 0 1
Number of wives a divorced or currently married men has had
 1 18
 2 3
 3 1
  1. ¥ for currently married/cohabiting; −Not applicable; ≠ Information was not requested from the participants