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Table 2 One-way ANOVA presents fertility preferences by exposure (fecund) in Ethiopia 2011

From: Promoting family planning use after childbirth and desire to limit childbearing in Ethiopia

Preferences No. of women Mean Std. deviation Std. error 95% CI for mean F Sig
      Lower Upper   
Fertility preference        90.43 0.000
  Fecund 2865 1.66 .96 .02 1.62 1.69
  Pregnant 881 1.64 .90 .03 1.58 1.70   
  Postpartum amenorrheic 1956 1.66 .94 .02 1.62 1.71   
  In-fecund, menopausal 1030 2.21 1.28 .04 2.14 2.29   
  Total 6732 1.74 1.02 .01 1.72 1.77   
Desire for more children        50.64 0.000
  Fecund 2865 2.75 1.66 .03 2.69 2.81
  Pregnant 881 2.97 1.41 .05 2.88 3.07   
  Postpartum amenorrheic 1956 2.92 1.51 .03 2.86 2.99   
  In-fecund, menopausal 1030 3.49 2.04 .06 3.36 3.61   
  Total 6732 2.94 1.67 .02 2.90 2.98   
Ideal number of children        6.57 0.000
  Fecund 2868 15.10 28.33 .53 14.06 16.14
  Pregnant 882 18.00 31.39 1.06 15.92 20.07   
  Postpartum amenorrheic 1959 18.53 31.56 .71 17.13 19.92   
  In-fecund, menopausal 1031 15.21 28.06 .87 13.49 16.92   
  Total 6740 16.49 29.71 .36 15.78 17.20   
  1. Note: Based on the couples’ record 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data was estimated.