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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents in the focus group discussions

From: “I am alone and isolated”: a qualitative study of experiences of women living with genital fistula in Uganda

FGD Group composition Age Women in each FGD Duration of leakage
1 Single, young, all got still births 14–20 10 5 months −3 years
2 Divorced and have children 26–55 10 5–20 years
3 Divorced and having no child 26–45 9 5–25 years
4 Divorced previous failed repair 19–35 5 2–20 years
5 Married previous failed repair 26–41 5 3–27 years
6 Mixed (3 married and 3 divorced), no previous repair 22–33 6 1.5 month- 4 years
7 Divorced, lived long with fistula, no previous repair 38–60 5 7–40 years
8 Married, young, no previous repair 16–20 6 3 months-5 years