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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of married men in need of contraception in Afghanistan, 2017 (n = 885)

From: Factors associated with reported modern contraceptive use among married men in Afghanistan

CharacteristicIDP (n = 265)
n (%)
Total (n = 885)
n (%)
Country of birth
 Afghanistan251 (94.7)849 (95.9)
 Outside Afghanistan (Pakistan & Iran)14 (5.3)36 (4.1)
Urban vs rural location
 Urban129 (48.7)354 (40.0)
 Rural136 (51.3)531 (60.0)
Province of interview
 Balkh094 (10.6)
 Bamyan0169 (19.1)
 Herat036 (4.1)
 Kabul85 (32.1)109 (12.3)
 Kandahar74 (27.9)74 (8.4)
 Nangarhar106 (40.0)210 (23.7)
 Takhar0193 (21.8)
Age (n = 883)
 18–24 years46 (17.4)123 (13.9)
 25–30 years69 (26.1)248 (28.1)
 31–40 years77 (29.2)286 (32.4)
 41–49 years72 (27.3)226 (25.6)
Household items owned
 Radio and/or Television174 (65.7)654 (73.9)
 Motorized vehicle (Motorcycle and/or car)85 (32.1)368 (41.6)
Education
 Any formal education123 (46.4)530 (59.9)
 No education142 (53.6)355 (40.1)
Number of living children (n = 884)
 0–1 children55 (20.8)196 (22.2)
 2–3 children61 (23.0)225 (25.4)
 4–5 children59 (22.3)231 (26.1)
 6 or more children90 (34.0)232 (26.2)