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Table 2 Study outcomes and explanatory variables among 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

Outcomes (Mean ± s.d.) / n (%)
Couple’s contraceptive use (current)
Any modern method (%) 114 (66)
 Injectable 54 (31)
 Pill 31 (18)
 Implant 27 (15)
 Intra-uterine device 1 (1)
 External condom 2 (1)
No modern method (%) 59 (34)
Network explanatory variables
Has a FP network (%) 146 (82)
Composition of FP network
 Social-only FP network 46 (26)
 Provider-only FP network 96 (54)
 Mixed FP network (both social and provider ties) 4 (2)
 No FP network 32 (18)
Size of FP network 0.96 ± 0.60
 0 alters 32 (18)
 1 alter 125 (70)
 2 alters 17 (10)
 3 alters 4 (2)
Knows someone using:
 Modern contraceptive method (%) 134 (78)
  Injectable 93 (53)
  Pill 88 (51)
  Implant 69 (39)
  Intra-uterine device 9 (5)
  External condom 5 (3)
Alter characteristics (reported by ego) (n = 170)
Age (years) 42.8 ± 10.32
Female (%) 144 (88)
Supportive of contraceptive use (%) 143 (86)
Relationship to ego (%)
 Community health worker 25 (15)
 Health educator 63 (37)
 Health provider (mid-wife, nurse, doctor) 31 (18)
 Friend 8 (5)
 Partner 20 (12)
 Sibling 3 (2)
 Mother 16 (9)
 Aunt 0 (0)
 Other 4 (2)