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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants in the FGDs (N =35)1

From: Exploring the relevance of male involvement in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV services in Blantyre, Malawi

Variable Male Female
Sex 18 17
Median age (in years) 26.5 (20-33) 23 (18-41)
Religion   
 Roman Catholic 4 7
 Muslim 1 2
 Seventh day adventist 3 0
 Pentecostal 5 4
 Other 5 4
Tribe   
 Yao 2 5
 Ngoni 3 4
 Lomwe 8 6
 Other 5 2
Education level   
 Primary 5 9
 Secondary 12 7
 College 1 1
Employment status   
 Not employed 0 14
 Formal 3 1
 Self employed 15 2
Age of youngest child (Males only)   
 Pregnant wife 4  
 Under 1 6  
 1- < 2 years old 1  
 2- < 3 years old 2  
 3- < 4 years old 3  
 4- < 5 years old 2  
  1. 1Table one adapted from Nyondo et al 2014 [23]. Nyondo AL, Chimwaza AF, Muula AS: Assessment of strategies for male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Blantyre, Malawi. Global Health Action 2013, 6:22780.