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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey participants

From: Emotional reaction to diagnosis of infertility in Kuwait and successful clients' perception of nurses' role during treatment

Characteristics Women
N = 268
% Men
N = 268
% P value
Age in years:      
<19 4 2 0 0 0.124*
20-29 126 47 5 1.90 0.001*
30-39 123 45 118 44 0.728
40-49 15 5.6 126 47 0.001*
>50 0 0 19 7.10 0.001*
Ethnic Groups      
Kuwaitis 182 67.9 178 66.4 0.783
Asians 42 15.7 40 14.9 0.905
Other Arabs 39 14.60 48 17.9 0.349*
Others 5 1.9 2 0.80 0.045*
Education:      
Primary School 21 7.8 24 8.9 0.755
Secondary School 162 60.50 176 65.7 0.245*
University/College 85 31.7 68 25.4 0.126*
Smoking:      
Heavy smoker: >20 cigarettes/day 15 5.6 52 19.4 0.001*
Light smoker <20 cigarettes/day 6 2.20 65 24.3 0.001*
Duration of Infertility in years:      
<1 2 0.80 2 0.80 1.376
1-2 158 59 144 53.7 0.258*
3-4 48 17.9 52 19.4 .739
5-6 27 10.10 33 12.3 0.493*
7-8 23 8.6 23 8.6 1
>8 10 3.7 14 5.2 0.532
Secondary 92 32.3 64 23.9 0.010*?
  1. * = p < 0.5