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Table 1 Socio demographic data of respondents

From: Psychosocial implications of tubal ligation in a rural health district: A phenomenological study

Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Age 39 40 40 40 40 35 38 40 36 38 39 38 38 37 37
Marital status M M W M M M M M M M M M M M M
Study level O S P P P P S S P S S S S S S
Years of marriage 19 19 22 24 25 16 15 25 17 21 20 19 19 20 17
Parity 9 7 6 4 6 6 6 10 3 6 8 5 7 3 5
Gender ratio (m/f) of living children 1/3 4/3 3/3 3/1 4/2 5/1 3/3 6/4 4/1 2/2 3/5 4/1 2/5 1/1 3/2
Years after tubal ligation 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 4 3 5 5 1 5
Religion Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr
Socioeconomic level I I I I I I I I II II II II II II II
Decision-maker for tubal sterilization Wi Wi Me Me Me Me Me Me Me H Wi Wi Wi H H
  1. M: married, W: widowed, O: illiterate, P: primary school; S: secondary school, P.: protestant, I and II: see socio-economical levels in methodology; W: wife; Me: medical indication, H: husband consent. M: male, f: female