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Table 1 Summary of participant characteristics

From: Perceptions, expectations and challenges among men during in vitro fertilization treatment in a low resource setting: a qualitative study

Characteristic Frequency (%; N = 18)
Age category
 18–30 5.56
 31–50 77.78
 > 50 16.67
Marital status
 Married 100
Type of marriage
 Monogamous 83.33
 Polygamous 16.67
Level of education
 Secondary 5.56
 Tertiary 94.44
Occupation
 Unskilled worker 5.56
 Skilled worker 11.11
 Businessman 16.67
 Professional 66.67
Duration of infertility a [years; mean SD] 5.1 ± 2.0
Fathered any children
 Yes 22.22
 No 77.78
Male-factor related infertility
 Yes 27.78
 No 72.22
Previous IVF attempt
 Yes 44.44
 No 55.56
  1. a: with current partner
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