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Table 1 Summary characteristics of study sample (n = 178)

From: The association between men’s family planning networks and contraceptive use among their female partners: an egocentric network study in Madagascar

  (Mean ± s.d.) / n (%)
Demographics
Age (years) 31 ± 8.42
Number of births by partner 2.30 ± 1.92
Marital status (%)
 Married or living with partner 141 (79)
 Has partner but not living together 37 (21)
Household size 4.79 ± 2.02
Attended school (%) 173 (97)
Highest grade attained 6.12 ± 3.25
Completed primary education (%) 116 (65)
Socioeconomics
Occupation as farmer (%) 148 (97)
Household earnings (USD) (last month) 29.00 ± 35.02
Home has electricity (%) 2 (01)
Couples’ pregnancy desires (%)
Wants to get pregnant 3 (2)
Does not want to get pregnant 4 (3)
Uncertain about whether want to become pregnant 150 (96)
Partner Relationship
Decision-making about contraceptive use with partner
 Man decides 6 (4)
 His partner decides 39 (27)
 Couple decides together 98 (69)