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Table 2 Spousal agreement on fertility preference and their perceptions on family planning importance among couples in Jimma zone, Ethiopia, 2014

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

  Concordance Discordance Kappa P-PABAK
Desire for more children (N = 811) 586 (72.2%) 225 (27.8%) 0.374 0.445
Sex preference (N = 429) 224 (52.2%) 209 (48.7%) 0.183 0.189
Had ever received information on abortion (N = 809) 564 (69.3%) 245 (30.7%) -0.057 0.394
Discussed family planning in the couple in the 3 months prior to the survey (N = 394) 273 (69.3%) 121 (30.7%) 0.212 0.373
FP is very important for… Husband (%) Wife(%) Spouses agree it is very important (%) Spouses agree it is not very important (%) Kappa PABAK
…delaying the first child. 73.2 52.5 39.8 14.1 0.055 0.078
…spacing births. 81.4 62.9 54.4 10.1 0.153 0.290
…limiting the number of children. 77.7 62.9 52.7 12.1 0.177 0.295
…the benefit of family members. 71.3 56.2 44.3 16.8 0.177 0.221
…economic reasons. 79.4 67.0 54.9 8.5 0.085 0.268
…the mother’s health. 87.7 72.1 62.6 2.8 0.036 0.309
…children’s health. 88.2 74.8 65.6 2.4 0.038 0.358
  1. PABAK = Prevalence And Biased Adjusted Kappa.