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Table 2 Demographic characteristics stratified by gender

From: Reproductive health services for refugees by refugees in Guinea I: family planning

Variable Category Male (%) Female (%) X2p-value
All respondents: 445 (100) 444 (100)  
Age 15–19 103 (23) 104 (23)  
20–29 141 (32) 189 (43)  
30–39 140 (31) 118 (27)  
40–49 61 (14) 33 (7) 0.001
Country of origin Sierra Leone 436 (98) 432 (97)  
Liberia 7 (2) 12 (3)  
Other 2 (0) 0 (0) 0.19
Arrival in camp Before 1996 202 (45) 188 (42)  
1996 or later 243 (55) 256 (58) 0.36
Education No formal education 181 (41) 316 (71)  
Some formal education 264 (59) 128 (29) <0.001
Religion Catholic 82 (18) 88 (20)  
Protestant 173 (39) 184 (41)  
Muslim 190 (43) 172 (39) 0.49
Age at first penetrative sex 15 years or less 113 (25) 228 (51)  
16 years or older 269 (61) 185 (42)  
Unknown 10 (2) 5 (1)  
Never 53 (12) 26 (6) <0.001
Marital status Never married 170 (38) 69 (16)  
Currently married 251 (56) 320 (72) <0.001
Widowed/Separated 24 (6) 55 (12)  
Risk of unplanned pregnancy* No 141 (32) 132 (30)  
Yes 304 (68) 312 (70) 0.53
Ever married respondents n = 275 (100) n = 375 (100)  
Polygyny Respondent or husband has other wife/wives 58 (21) 120 (32) 0.002
Residence of partner Living together in camp 237 (86) 275 (73) <0.001
Age at marriage+[29] 10 or under 0 (0) 12 (3)  
11–17 16 (6) 265 (71)  
18–29 220 (80) 96 (26)  
30+ 39 (14) 1 (0) <0.001
Female respondents -- n = 444 (100)  
Parity Nulliparous -- 84 (19)  
Parous -- 360 (81) --
Parous female respondents n = 360 (100)  
Living children (women) None -- 36 (10)  
1–3 children living in household -- 258 (72)  
4–8 children living in household -- 66 (18) --
  1. * Those considered at risk for unplanned pregnancy were all those who were between 15–45, had a partner living in camp, reported no contraceptive use, and were not trying to have a child. +Based on WHO definition of adolescence (10–18).