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Table 1 The characteristics of the study sample

From: Health-related quality of life in infertile couples receiving IVF or ICSI treatment

  Male (n = 514) Female (n = 514) P (χ2, df)
  No. (%) No. (%)  
Age groups (years)    < 0.001 (117.2, 3)
< 25 3 (0.6) 65 (12. 6)  
25–30 98 (19.0) 180 (35.0)  
31–35 156 (30.4) 128 (25.0)  
> 35 257 (50.0) 141 (27.4)  
Mean (SD) 35.9 (6.0) 31. 4 (5.9)  
Educational status (years)    0.21 (3.09, 2)
≤ 5 (primary) 142 (27.6) 157 (30.5)  
6–12 (secondary) 193 (37.5) 204 (39.7)  
> 12 (higher) 179 (34.8) 153 (29.8)  
Duration of infertility (years)    0.99 (0.017, 2)
≤ 5 177 (34.4) 179 (34.8)  
6–10 163 (31.7) 162 (31.5)  
> 10 174 (33.9) 173 (33.7)  
Mean (SD) 8.8 (5.4) 8.8 (5.4)  
Previous treatment for infertility    < 0.0001 (14.7, 1)
No 343 (67) 283 (55)  
Yes 171 (33) 231 (45)  
Causes of infertility    0.85 (0.78, 3)
Female factor 111 (21.6) 122 (23.7)  
Male factor 292 (56.8) 286 (55.6)  
Both (male & female factor) 43 (8.4) 39 (7.6)  
Unexplained 68 (13.2) 67 (13.0)