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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