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Table 1 Selected demographic characteristics of 811 couples, Jimma zone, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Spousal discordance on fertility preference and its effect on contraceptive practice among married couples in Jimma zone, Ethiopia

  Husbands Wives Difference P-value
Mean age (years) 38.5 (37.7; 39.4) 30.3 (29.6; 30.9) 8.3 (7.6; 8.9) <0.001
Mean age at first marriage (years) 23.5 (22.9; 24.2) 17.7 (17.1; 18.4) 5.8 (4.9; 6.6) <0.001
Mean number of children from all marriages 3.2 (3.1; 3.4) 3.4 (3.3; 3.6) -0.17 (-0.28; -0.07) 0.002
Mean ideal number of children before starting family planning 4.3 (4.1; 4.5) 4.6 (4.5; 4.7) -0.37 (-0.15; -0.59) <0.001