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Table 2 Demographic and other characteristics of study participants

From: Motivations to use hormonal contraceptive methods and condoms among HIV-positive and negative women randomized to a progestin contraceptive in Malawi: a qualitative study

Characteristic N = 41
Age (mean, SD) 33.4 (6.06)
Education (number, %)  
 None 5 (12.20)
 Some primary/primary 19 (46.34)
 Some secondary/secondary 17 (41.46)
Number of children (mean, SD) 2.7 (1.11)
Relationship status (number, %)  
 Married or partner called “husband” 28 (68.29)
 Separated or divorced 9 (21.95)
 Widowed 3 (7.32)
 Never married 1 (2.44)
HIV status (number, %)  
 Positive 30 (73.17)
 Negative 11 (26.83)
Number of additional children desired (number, %)  
 0 24 (58.54)
 1–2 14 (34.15)
 3–4 3 (7.32)
Roof material (number, %)  
 None or grass 12 (29.27)
Metal, wood or cement 29 (70.73)
Trouble paying for food, clothing, medicine in past 12 months (number, %)  
 Yes 15 (36.59)
 No 26 (63.41)