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Table 3 Importance of children and presumed behaviour in case of infertilitya

From: Fertility awareness and attitudes towards parenthood among Danish university college students

  Men Women P
n median SD n median SD  
Importance of children 77 8.2 3.1 428 9.7 2.3 <0.001
 Missing 2    10    
Undergo IVF 74 6.4 3.4 427 8.9 2.7 <0.001
 Missing 5    11    
Adoption 74 5.6 2.0 423 5.3 3.1 0.2
 Missing 5    15    
Abstain from having children 73 2.0 2.7 421 0.4 2.5 0.003
 Missing 6    17    
  1. aResponses given on a visual analogue scale. For question on importance: 0 cm = unimportant and 10 cm = extremely important, and for behavioural questions: 0 cm = entirely unlikely and 10 m = highly likely