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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 449)

From: Regret over the delay in childbearing decision negatively associates with life satisfaction among Japanese women and men seeking fertility treatment: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Women
n = 253
Men
n = 196
p value
AgeMean (SD)34.9 (4.8)36.5 (5.7) 
Duration of infertility (months)Mean (SD)27.3 (23.9)25.9 (19.2) 
Previous live birth n (%)No214 (84.6)167 (85.2) 
Yes39 (15.4)29 (14.8) 
Used Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) n (%)No170 (67.2)129 (65.8) 
Yes83 (32.8)67 (34.2) 
University Education n (%)No143 (56.5)69 (35.2) 
Yes110 (43.5)127 (64.8) 
Employment status n (%)Employed full-time, Self-employed123 (48.6)191 (97.4) 
Employed part-time73 (28.9)5 (2.6) 
Without paid work57 (22.5)0 (0.0) 
Annual household income n (%)<  6 million JPY105 (41.5)72 (36.7) 
≥ 6 million JPY148 (58.5)124 (63.3) 
Satisfaction with Life scaleMean (SD)21.2 (5.2)22.4 (5.7)0.016 a
  1. aunpaired t-test