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Table 2 Components in relation to sociodemographic characteristics and contraceptive use

From: Attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale: an assessment of a new instrument for women who are not yet mothers in Sweden

    Components
    Importance of fertility for the future Childbearing as a hindrance at present Social identity
  Mean age n = 138 n (%) Mean (SD) p-value Mean (SD) p-value Mean (SD) p-value
Age     .58   .00   .65
<25 22.7 78 (56.5) 35.6 (8.3)   43.0 (11.2)   22.4 (5,1)  
25-26 25.5 26 (18.8) 34.6 (7.4)   45.4 (9.1)   22.2 (4.9)  
>26 28.2 34 (24.6) 36.8 (7.0)   36.3 (9.7)   21.4 (4.5)  
Civil status     .08   .20   .38
Having a partner 24.8 104 (75.4) 36.4 (7.3)   41.2 (11.1)   22.4 (4.5)  
Single 24.1 34 (24.6) 33.6 (8.8)   44.0 (10.4)   21.4 (6.0)  
Education     .59   .77   .13
College/university 25.1 97 (70.3) 35.4 (8.2)   42.1 (10.2)   21.7 (4.7)  
Cumpulsory school/High school 23.3 41 (29.7) 36.2 (6.9)   41.5 (12.5)   23.1 (5.3)  
Occupation     .02   .47   .13
Studying 23.3 45 (32.6) 37.9 (6.6)   43.4 (9.8)   23.2 (4.4)  
Employed 25.1 83 (60.1) 35.0 (7.8)   41.0 (11.7)   21.8 (5.1)  
Unemployed 26 10 (7.2) 31.0 (10.0)   43,1 (9.2)   20.2 (4.8)  
Residence     .96   .01   .77
Metropolitan area/large city 25.2 89 (64.5) 35.7 (8.0)   43.9 (10.3)   22.2 (5.1)  
Middle sized city/country side 23.5 49 (35.5) 35.6 (7.5)   38.4 (11.3)   22.0 (4.7)  
Hormonal contraceptives     .41   .15   .18
Yes 24.5 121 (87.7) 37.1 (6.7)   42.5 (10.8)   22.4 (4.9)  
No 25.5 17 (12.3) 35.4 (7.9)   38.3 (11.6)   20.7 (4.9)  
  1. Independent-samples T-test och ANOVA.