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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants in the focus group discussion

From: Male reproductive health challenges: appraisal of wives coping strategies

Selected characteristics Total Lagos State Osun State
  Frequency % Frequency % Frequency %
Age group
 15–34 18 40.5 10 45.5 8 40.0
 35–50 24 59.5 12 54.5 12 60.0
 Total 42 100.0 22 100.0 20 100.0
Education attainment
 None 4 9.5 - - 4 20.0
 Primary education 16 38.1 8 36.4 8 40.0
 Secondary education 18 42.9 11 50.0 7 35.0
 Tertiary 4 9.5 3 13.6 1 5.0
 Total 42 100.0 22 100 20 100
Religious affiliation
 Christianity 19 45.2 12 54.5 7 35.0
 Islam 19 45.2 9 40.9 10 50.0
 Others 4 9.5 1 4.5 3 15.0
 Total 42 100.0 22 100.0 20 100.0
Occupation
 Full-time housewife 4 9.5 2 9.1 2 10.0
 Farming/manual jobs 7 16.7 2 9.1 5 25.0
 Trading 20 47.6 11 50.0 9 45.0
 Clerical jobs/services 11 26.2 7 31.8 4 20.0
 Total 42 100.0 22 100.0 20 100.0
Duration of marriage
 ≤ 4 years 8 19.0 4 18.2 4 20.0
 5–9 years 27 64.3 14 63.6 13 65.0
 10 years & above 7 16.7 4 18.2 3 15.0
 Total 42 100.0 22 100.0 20 100.0
  1. Source: Authors’ computation