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Table 1 General characteristics of exposed (Sardasht) and non-exposed (Rabat) couples at the time of study

From: Childhood physical abnormalities following paternal exposure to sulfur mustard gas in Iran: a case-control study

  Exposed (Sardasht)
N = 164
Non- exposed (Rabat)
N = 136
P-Value
Age (years)    
   Males 45.9 (8.3) 44.4 (8.1) 0.14
   Females 40.6 (8.7) 49.3 (14.9) 0.0001
Duration of marriage 20.5 (8.0) 23.6 (8.8) 0.002
Close relative marriage 7.3% (N = 12) 14.7% (N = 20) 0.04
Education level (female partner)    
   Illiterate 14.0% (N = 23) 86.8% (N = 118) 0.0001
   Elementary 26.2% (N = 43) 10.3% (N = 14)  
   High School 17.1% (N = 28) 0.7% (N = 1)  
Some or more college 42.7% (N = 70) 2.2% (N = 3)  
Number of Children    
   Males 291 (58%) 350 (51%) 0.009
   Females 207 (42%) 339 (49%)  
   Total 498 689  
Average number of children per father 3 5  
Average number of brothers 1.7 1.5 0.01
Average number of sisters 1.6 1.7 0.6
  1. Data are presented as mean standard deviation (SD) or proportion (%).