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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the subfertile and fertility control subjects

From: Association of Female Sexual Dysfunction and Fertility: a cross sectional study

ParameterSubfertile group (n = 93)Fertility control group (n = 93)P-value
Age (years)
 20–29 (%)18 (19.35)37 (39.78) 
 30–39 (%)56 (60.22)53 (56.99) 
 40–49 (%)19 (20.43)3 (3.23) 
 Mean ± SD34.20 ± 5.7230.51 ± 5.27< 0.001a
Body Mass Index (Kg/m2)
 Underweight (< 18)1 (1.08)2 (2.15) 
 Normal weight (18–24.9)32 (34.41)35 (37.63) 
 Overweight [19,20,21,22,23,24]42 (45.16)38 (40.86) 
 Obese (> 30)18 (19.35)18 (19.35) 
 Mean ± SD26.72 ± 4.2426.14 ± 4.350.358a
Partner Age (years)
  < 4059 (63.44)71 (76.34) 
  ≥ 4034 (36.56)22 (23.66) 
 Mean ± SD37.73 ± 8.2834.14 ± 5.72< 0.001a
Marital Status (married vs unmarried)  < 0.001b
 Married89 (95.70)63 (67.74) 
  Married ≤3 years25 (26.88)23 (36.51)0.385b
  Married > 3 years65 (69.89)40 (63.49) 
  Mean ± SD6.79 ± 4.666.10 ± 4.32 
 Single4 (4.3)30 (32.3) 
Previous live birth  < 0.001b
 Present33 (35.48)60 (64.52) 
 None60 (64.52)33 (35.48) 
Previous miscarriage  0.130b
 Yes35 (37.63)25 (26.88) 
 None58 (62.37)68 (73.12) 
Education Level  0.621b
  < 8 years (Primary)3 (3.23)1 (1.08) 
 8–12 years (Secondary)6 (6.45)7 (7.53) 
  > 12 years (College)84 (90.33)85 (91.4) 
Frequency of coitus  0.760b
  ≤ 10 per month43 (46.24)46 (49.46) 
  >  10 per month50 (53.76)47 (50.54) 
History of alcohol use  0.123b
 Yes28 (30.11)38 (40.86) 
 None65 (69.89)55 (59.14) 
  1. aStudent’s t-test; bChi square test
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