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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants (adults of reproductive age 25–49)

From: “If I have only two children and they die… who will take care of me?” –a qualitative study exploring knowledge, attitudes and practices about family planning among Mozambican female and male adults

IDIs with adults aged 25–49 Ndavela/urban Boane/rural
Ndlavela Ndlavela Boane head quarters Boane head quarters Mahubo Mahubo
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Number of participants 8 8 4 4 4 4
Age range 29–44 28–49 29–39 27–49 40–48 37–49
Educational level
 Uneducated 1 0 0 0 1 0
 Primary school 3 2 1 1 2 1
 Secondary school 3 3 2 2 1 3
 Beyond secondary school 1 3 1 1 0 0
Number of children range
 1–3 5 4 2 1 1 2
 4–6 2 3 1 2 1 1
 7–9 1 1 1 1 1 1
 10+ 0 0 0 0 1 0
Occupation       
 Unemployed 1 2 1 0 1 0
 Informal seller 2 1 1 1 1 1
 Traditional Healer 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Public servant 3 4 0 2 0 2
 Farmers 0 0 1 0 2 1
 Activist of SRH 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Teacher 1 0 1 0 0 0
 Security sentinel 0 0 0 1 0 0
Type of contraceptive use Contraceptive use by female Contraceptive use reported to be used by their female partner Contraceptive use by female Contraceptive use reported to be used by their female partner Contraceptive use by female Contraceptive use reported to be used by their female partner
Pills n = 2 Pills n = 1 Pills n = 1 Pills n = 1 Pills n = 0 Pills n = 1
Injections n = 3 Injections n = 2 Injections n = 2 Injections n = 1 Injections n = 1 Injections n = 1
Intra uterine devices n = 1 Intra uterine devices n = 0 Intra uterine devices n = 0 Intra uterine devices n = 0 Intra uterine devices n = 1 Intra uterine devices n = 0
Condoms n = 0 Condoms n = 1 Condoms n = 0 Condoms n = 1 Condoms = 0 Condoms n = 0
Withdrawal n = 1 Withdrawal n = 1 Withdrawal n = 1 Withdrawal n = 0 Withdrawal n = 1 Withdrawal n = 1
Indigenous n = 1 Indigenous n = 2 Indigenous n = 0 Indigenous n = 0 Indigenous = 1 Indigenous n = 1
Sterilization n = 0 Do not know n = 1 Sterilization n = 0 Do not know n = 1 Sterilization n = 0 Sterilization n = 0
  Sterilization n = 0   Sterilization n = 0