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Table 2 Attitudes toward gender inequitable norms related to sexual relationships stratified by sex and age

From: An assessment of attitudes toward gender inequitable sexual and reproductive health norms in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach

Survey question   Male Female P Age ≤ 35 yrs Age > 35 yrs P
   n = 326 n = 352   n = 367 n = 313  
It is the man who decides what type of sex to have Agree 226 (69.3) 271 (77.0) 0.007 262 (71.4) 236 (75.4) 0.09
Disagree 97 (29.8) 72 (20.5) 102 (27.8) 68 (21.7)
Missing 3 (0.9) 9 (2.6) 3 (0.8) 9 (2.9)
Men are always ready to have sex Agree 201 (61.7) 259 (73.6) 0.0007 248 (67.6) 214 (68.4) 0.68
Disagree 123 (37.7) 90 (25.6) 118 (32.2) 95 (30.4)
Missing 2 (0.6) 3 (0.9) 1 (0.3) 4 (1.3)
Men need sex more than women do Agree 218 (66.9) 285 (81.0) <0.0001 269 (73.3) 235 (75.1) 0.47
Disagree 103 (31.6) 64 (18.2) 95 (25.9) 73 (23.3)
Missing 5 (1.5) 3 (0.9) 3 (0.8) 5 (1.6)
You don’t talk about sex, you just do it Agree 124 (38.0) 173 (49.1) 0.003 150 (40.9) 149 (47.6) 0.09
Disagree 199 (61.0) 173 (49.1) 211 (57.5) 161 (51.4)
Missing 3 (0.9) 6 (1.7) 6 (1.6) 3 (1.0)
A man needs other women, even if things with his wife are fine Agree 241 (73.9) 272 (77.3) 0.25 272 (74.1) 243 (77.6) 0.26
Disagree 83 (25.5) 76 (21.6) 92 (25.1) 67 (21.4)
Missing 2 (0.6) 4 (1.1) 3 (0.8) 3 (1.0)
If a woman is married, she should have sex with her husband whenever he wants to, even if she doesn’t want to Agree 148 (45.4) 179 (50.9) 0.17 184 (50.1) 145 (46.3) 0.35
Disagree 174 (53.4) 170 (48.3) 180 (49.1) 164 (52.4)
  Missing 4 (1.2) 3 (0.9)   3 (0.8) 4 (1.3)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%).
  2. *P-values do not include missing category.