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Table 1 Background characteristics of samples of men from four study cities, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2010

From: Men’s attitudes on gender equality and their contraceptive use in Uttar Pradesh India

Characteristics Percent of male respondents
(n = 6431)
Age  
18-29 years 22.7
30-39 years 34.9
40-49 years 32.8
50 or more 9.6
Education  
No education 14.1
1-8 years 26.4
9-11 years 32.7
12 or more years 26.8
Religion  
Hindu/other 82.5
Muslim 17.5
Caste  
Schedule caste/tribe 21.7
Other backward class 37.5
Others (general) 40.8
Number of living children  
No child 10.2
One child 17.4
2-3 children 46.5
4-5 children 19.9
More than 5 children 6.0
Wealth  
Poorest 18.5
Poor 19.5
Middle 19.9
Rich 21.6
Richest 20.5
Residence  
Slum 16.3
Non-slum 83.7
City  
Agra 26.2
Aligarh 29.0
Allahabad 20.1
Gorakhpur 24.7
Desire for more children  
Want child soon (within 2 years) 11.0
Want to delay 2 or more years 18.2
Do not want any more child 70.8
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