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Table 1 Distribution of study participants according to their socio-demographic characteristics, Women Hospital-Hamad Medical Corporation, 2018

From: Risk profile of Qatari women treated for infertility in a tertiary hospital: a case-control study

Sociodemographic Cases Cases Controls p value
Primary Infertility
n = 43 (%)
Secondary Infertility
n = 93 (%)
Infertility Total
n = 136 (%)
n = 272(%)
Age group: 0.002*
 16–25 year 12 (27.9) 12 (12.9) 24 (17.7) 59 (21.7)
 26–35 year 23 (53.5) 43 (46.2) 66 (48.5) 164(60.3)
  > 35 year 8 (18.6) 38 (40.9) 46 (33.8) 49 (18.0)
Mean + SD 29.4 + 6.7 33.9 + 6.0 32.5 + 6.6 30.2 + 5.5
Educational level: 0.028*
 Illiterate 1 (2.3) 5 (5.4) 6 (4.4) 2 (0.7)
 Primary 6 (14.0) 4 (4.3) 10 (7.4) 13 (4.8)
 Preparatory 1 (2.3) 11 (11.8) 12 (8.8) 13 (4.8)
 Secondary 17 (39.5) 40 (43.0) 57 (41.9) 131(48.2)
 University / higher 18 (41.9) 33 (35.5) 51 (37.5) 113(41.5)
Average household monthly income:
  < 12.000 QR 5 (11.6) 6 (6.5) 11 (8.1) 5 (1.8) 0.001*
 12.000- < 25.000 QR 13 (30.2) 33 (35.5) 46 (33.8) 52 (19.1)
  > 25.000 QR 25 (58.1) 54 (58.1) 79 (58.1) 215(79.0)
Age at first marriage: 0.024*
  < 20 years 6(14.0) 26(28.0) 32(23.5) 86(31.6)
 20 - < 25 18(41.9) 37(39.8) 55(40.4) 113(41.5)
 25 - < 30 10(23.3) 23(24.7) 33(24.3) 59(21.7)
 30 - < 35 4(9.3) 5(5.4) 9(6.6) 12(4.4)
  > 35 5(11.6) 2(2.2) 7(5.1) 2(0.7)
Mean + SD 25.8 + 6.8 22.7 + 4.6 23.7 + 5.6 22.1 + 4.4
Husband’s absence: 0.001*
Never been absent 33 (76.7) 60 (64.5) 93 (68.4) 232 (85.3)
 Yes, occasionally 4 (9.3) 17 (18.3) 21 (15.4) 19 (7.0)
 Yes, frequently/seasonally 4 (9.3) 12 (12.9) 16 (11.8) 16 (5.9)
 Yes, most of the time 2 (4.7) 4 (4.3) 6 (4.4) 5 (1.8)
Yes, “collectively” 10(23.3) 33 (35.5) 43 (31.6) 40 (14.7)
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. SD Standard Deviation, QR Qatari Riyals