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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Determinants of multiple partner fertility among males in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Fertility status
 Single partner fertility 1859 58.0
 Multiple partner fertility 1347 42.0
Age
 Below 25 366 11.4
 25–29 559 17.4
 30–34 676 21.1
 35–39 476 14.9
 40–44 485 15.1
 45 plus 644 20.1
Region
 Central 709 22.1
 Eastern 911 28.4
 Northern 747 23.3
 Western 839 26.2
Residence
 Urban 633 19.7
 Rural 2573 80.3
Education level
 No education 183 5.7
 Primary 1873 58.4
 Secondary 745 23.2
 Higher 405 12.6
Religion
 Anglican 1141 35.6
 Catholic 1304 40.7
 Muslim 385 12.0
 Pentecostal 286 8.9
 Others 90 2.8
Marital status
 Never in union 87 2.7
 Married 1981 61.8
 Cohabiting 882 27.5
 Widowed 21 0.7
 Divorced/Separated 235 7.3
Wealth index
 Poorest 688 21.5
 Poorer 647 20.2
 Middle 650 20.3
 Richer 634 19.8
 Richest 587 18.3
Age at first sex
 Below 16 646 20.2
 16–17 783 24.4
 18–19 901 28.1
 20–21 419 13.1
 22 plus 457 14.3
Contraceptive type
 No method 1792 55.9
 Traditional method 161 5.0
 Modern method 1253 39.1
Circumcision status
 No 1831 57.1
 Yes 1375 42.9
Sex partners excluding spouse
 None 2487 77.6
 One 594 18.5
 Two plus 125 3.9
  Mean Std. Dev
 Nos. of wives/partners 1.06 0.57
 Nos. of lifetime sex partners 9.43 17.36