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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of sample from in-depth interviews with 33 families

From: “His mind will work better with both of us”: a qualitative study on fathers’ roles and coparenting of young children in rural Pakistan

Characteristics Mean or N SD or % Range
Father characteristics (N = 33)
 Father’s age (years) 33.3 7.8 18–50
 Father’s education
  None 4 13.3%  
  Complete primary 10 33.3%  
  Complete secondary 7 23.3%  
  Higher than secondary 9 30.0%  
 Father’s employment status
  Agriculture 11 33.3%  
  Casual or day labor 11 33.3%  
  Office job 4 12.1%  
  Teacher 3 9.1%  
  Army 2 6.1%  
  Landlord 1 3.0%  
  Service industry 1 3.0%  
 Father residential status
  Residential 27 81.8%  
  Non-residential 6 18.2%  
Mother characteristics (N = 32)
 Mother’s age (years) 29.5 5.9 20–40
 Mother’s education
  None 19 59.4%  
  Incomplete primary 2 6.3%  
  Complete primary 5 15.6%  
  Complete secondary 5 15.6%  
  Higher than secondary 1 3.1%  
 Mother’s employment status
  None 30 93.8%  
  Lady health worker 1 3.1%  
  Teacher 1 3.1%  
Child characteristics (N = 33)
 Child is female 16 48.5%  
 Child age    
  0–2 years 18 54.5%  
  3–5 years 15 45.5%  
 Child’s number of siblings 2 0.6 0–6
Household characteristics (N = 33)
 Household size 10.1 4.2 4–20
 Household income (PKR) 16,717 12,192 4,000–45,000
 Household composition
  Nuclear family 7 21.2%  
  Joint family structure 26 78.8%  
  1. Note: 1 USD is approximately 107 PKR