Table 6 : Respondents’ background characteristics by their willingness to use IVF.


Variable  Willingness to utilize
IVF  n=291
Test statistics &
p-value

  Yes  n (%) No n (%)  

Age group
15-24
25-34
35-44
≥45
 
76(50.7)
52(34.7)
19(12.7)
3(2.0)
 
55(39)
63(44.7)
21(14.9)
2(1.4)
   
Fischer’s exact
p=0.211

Number of living children
0
1-2
3-4
≥5
 
81(54)
30(20)
22(14.7)
17(11.3)
 
58(41.1)
28(19.9)
31(22)
24(17)
 
χ2 =6.326
p=0.097

Religion
Islam
Christianity
 
123(82)
27(18)
 
128(90.8)
13(9.2)
   
χ2 =4.726
p=0.04

Duration of marriage
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-19
≥20
 
21(28.8)
26(35.6)
11(15.1)
5(6.8)
10(13.7)
 
23(27.7)
31(37.3)
17(20.5)
10(12)
2(2.4)
   
χ2 =8.208
p=0.084

Educational status
Informal
Formal 
 
6(4)
144(96)
 
10(7.1)
131( 92.9)
 
χ2 =1.337
p=0.307

Occupation
Unemployed
Employed 
 
108( 72.0)
42( 28.0)
 
89( 63.1)
52(36.9)
 
χ2 =2,620
p=  0.132

Ever heard of IVF
Yes
No
 
120(80)
30(20)
 
96(68.1)
45(31.9)
   
χ2 =5.393
p=0.023

Overall perception of IVF
Positive
Negative
 
137(91.3)
13(8.7)
 
62(44)
79(56)
   
χ2 =75.408
p=0.0001

Oche et al.Journal of Reproductive Biology and Health  2018 6:1DOI : 10.7243/2054-0841-6-1