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Table 1 Sample characteristics of sexually active men 15–54 years in Kenya [Weighted]

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

Characteristics Percent (%) N
Contraceptive use
 None/traditional 38.6 3,673
 Partner method 36.4 3,462
 Male method 25.0 2,378
Socio-demographic factors
 Age
  15–24 24.8 2,358
  25–34 34.7 3,297
  35–54 40.6 3,858
 Living children
  None 31.0 2,951
  1-2 30.2 2,875
  3+ 38.8 3,688
 Age of last child
  No child 31.2 2,965
  0–2 years 33.1 3,147
  3+ years 35.7 3,401
 Residence
  Urban 46.1 4,382
  Rural 53.9 5,132
 Region
  Nairobi 10.0 951
  Central 1.1 102
  Coast 15.1 1,434
  Eastern 13.5 1,289
  Nyanza 25.7 2,444
  Rift valley 8.9 847
  Western 11.7 1,114
  North Eastern 14.0 1,332
 Marital status
  Never married 30.5 2,900
  Currently married 63.2 6,012
  Formerly married 6.3 601
 Religion
  Catholic 22.8 2,170
  Potestant 67.0 6,379
  Muslim 5.4 513
  No religion 4.7 451
 Number of wives
  No wives/partners 36.8 3,501
  1 wife 59.5 5,663
  2 and more wives 3.7 349
Age at first marriage
  Never married 30.5 2,900
  11–24 years 40.3 3,833
  25 and more years 29.2 2,780
 Age at first intercourse
  Less than 14 years 15.2 1,447
  14–17 years 45.3 4,313
  18–24 years 34.8 3,310
  25 and more years 4.7 443
 Marital duration
  Never married 30.5 2,900
  0–9 years 29.9 2,844
  10+ years 39.6 3,769
Socio-economic factors
 Wealth index
  Poor 23.1 2,195
  Medium 30.9 2,943
  Rich 46.0 4,376
 Education
  None 3.1 295
  Primary 47.7 4,541
  Secondary/Higher 49.2 4,678
 Currently working
  No 9.4 896
  Yes 90.6 8,617
Interaction with health system
 Discussed FP with health worker
  No 87.2 8,297
  Yes 12.8 1,216
Behavioural/attitudinal factors
 Fertility preference
  Want another child 31.3 2,977
  Undecided 2.0 186
  Want no more 29.4 2,800
  No regular partner 37.3 3,551
 Contraception is a woman’s business
  Disagree 85.9 8,173
  Agree 12.9 1,227
  Don’t know 1.2 114
 Women who use contraception become promiscous
  Disagree 66.7 6,342
  Agree 29.4 2,800
  Don’t know 3.9 372
 Number of sexual partners
  1 partner 9.8 929
  2-5 partners 54.6 5,197
  6+ partners 35.6 3,388
Access to media
 Frequency of reading newspaper/magazine
  Not at all 35.2 3,352
  Less than once a week 21.2 2,015
  At least once a week 43.6 4,147
 Frequency of listening to radio
  Not at all 5.0 480
  Less than once a week 7.6 721
  At least once a week 87.4 8,312
 Frequency of watching TV
  Not at all 21.1 2,009
  Less than once a week 17.0 1,613
  At least once a week 61.9 5,892
Total (N) 100.0 9,514