Table 1

The characteristics of the study sample

Male (n = 514)

Female (n = 514)

P (χ2, df)


No. (%)

No. (%)


Age groups (years)

< 0.001 (117.2, 3)

< 25

3 (0.6)

65 (12. 6)

25–30

98 (19.0)

180 (35.0)

31–35

156 (30.4)

128 (25.0)

> 35

257 (50.0)

141 (27.4)

Mean (SD)

35.9 (6.0)

31. 4 (5.9)

Educational status (years)

0.21 (3.09, 2)

≤ 5 (primary)

142 (27.6)

157 (30.5)

6–12 (secondary)

193 (37.5)

204 (39.7)

> 12 (higher)

179 (34.8)

153 (29.8)

Duration of infertility (years)

0.99 (0.017, 2)

≤ 5

177 (34.4)

179 (34.8)

6–10

163 (31.7)

162 (31.5)

> 10

174 (33.9)

173 (33.7)

Mean (SD)

8.8 (5.4)

8.8 (5.4)

Previous treatment for infertility

< 0.0001 (14.7, 1)

No

343 (67)

283 (55)

Yes

171 (33)

231 (45)

Causes of infertility

0.85 (0.78, 3)

Female factor

111 (21.6)

122 (23.7)

Male factor

292 (56.8)

286 (55.6)

Both (male & female factor)

43 (8.4)

39 (7.6)

Unexplained

68 (13.2)

67 (13.0)


Rashidi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:186   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-186

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