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Table 1 Percentage of ever married/cohabiting women by number of children and various characteristics

From: Determinants of fertility in Rwanda in the context of a fertility transition: a secondary analysis of the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey

  Total children ever born  
  No child 1-3 children 4+ children p-value
  % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI  
Overall (n = 8,309) 5.0 [4.5-5.4] 45.7 [44.6-46.9] 49.3 [48.2-50.5]  
Age in 5-year groups
15-19 (n = 100) 38.9 [29.6-49.1] 61.1 [50.9-70.4] 0.0 -- <0.001
20-24 (n = 1,079) 15.9 [13.8-18.2] 82.9 [80.5-85.0] 1.3 [0.8-2.1]  
25-29 (n = 1,931) 4.9 [4.1-6.0] 79.8 [77.9-81.6] 15.3 [13.6-17.1]  
30-34 (n = 1,662) 2.5 [1.8-3.3] 41.8 [39.2-44.5] 55.7 [52.9-58.5]  
35-39 (n = 1,364) 1.9 [1.3-2.8] 22.3 [20.0-24.9] 75.7 [73.2-78.1]  
40-44 (n = 1,092) 1.9 [1.2-2.9] 15.8 [13.8-18.1] 82.3 [79.9-84.5]  
45-49 (n = 1,081) 1.3 [0.8-2.2] 11.6 [9.8-13.7] 87.0 [84.8-89.0]  
Province
Kigali city (n = 1,017) 7.3 [5.9-9.2] 59.4 [55.8-62.9] 33.3 [29.5-37.2] <0.001
South (n = 2,061) 4.8 [4.0-5.8] 45.0 [42.8-47.2] 50.2 [48.0-52.5]  
West (n = 1,897) 4.5 [3.7-5.5] 45.2 [42.7-47.7] 50.3 [47.8-52.8]  
North (n = 1,327) 5.3 [4.2-6.6] 42.5 [40.0-45.1] 52.2 [49.6-54.8]  
East (n = 2,007) 4.3 [3.5-5.4] 43.4 [41.1-45.7] 52.3 [50.0-54.6]  
Type of place of residence
Urban (n = 1,297) 7.7 [6.4-9.2] 54.9 [51.5-58.3] 37.5 [34.0-41.0] <0.001
Rural (n = 7,012) 4.5 [4.1-5.0] 44.3 [43.1-45.5] 51.2 [50.0-52.4]  
Highest educational level
No education (n = 1,773) 3.1 [2.4-4.0] 31.4 [29.2-33.6] 65.5 [63.3-67.7] <0.001
Primary (n = 5,628) 5.3 [4.7-5.9] 49.1 [47.7-50.5] 45.6 [44.3-47.0]  
Secondary (n = 768) 6.4 [4.8-8.4] 50.8 [46.6-55.0] 42.8 [38.5-47.2]  
Higher (n = 140) 9.6 [5.6-16.1] 72.8 [62.7-80.9] 17.6 [10.8-27.4]  
Type of earnings from respondent's work
Not paid, in-kind only (n = 2,068) 5.7 [4.7-6.8] 42.7 [40.6-44.9] 51.6 [49.5-53.7] <0.001
Cash only, or cash and in-kind (n = 5,425) 4.4 [3.8-5.0] 46.2 [44.8-47.7] 49.4 [47.9-50.8]  
Not currently working (n = 816) 7.1 [5.5-9.1] 50.2 [46.2-54.3] 42.7 [38.8-46.7]  
Wealth index
Poorest (n = 1,766) 3.8 [2.9-4.9] 45.2 [42.8-47.7] 51.0 [48.7-53.4] <0.001
Poorer (n = 1,687) 4.4 [3.5-5.5] 44.7 [42.4-47.1] 50.8 [48.5-53.1]  
Middle (n = 1,613) 5.0 [4.1-6.3] 44.8 [42.3-47.3] 50.2 [47.6-52.7]  
Richer (n = 1,576) 5.3 [4.3-6.5] 42.0 [39.4-44.5] 52.7 [50.2-55.2]  
Richest (n = 1,667) 6.4 [5.3-7.7] 52.4 [49.9-54.9] 41.2 [38.5-43.9]  
Religion
Catholic (n = 3,483) 4.5 [3.8-5.3] 42.9 [41.1-44.7] 52.7 [50.8-54.5] <0.001
Protestant (n = 3,355) 5.6 [4.9-6.5] 48.2 [46.3-50.1] 46.2 [44.4-48.0]  
Adventist (n = 1,176) 4.7 [3.6-6.2] 47.7 [44.6-50.9] 47.5 [44.5-50.6]  
Muslim (n = 129) 5.7 [2.7-11.7] 49.9 [41.8-58.0] 44.4 [36.1-53.0]  
Other (n = 166) 2.3 [0.9-5.8] 38.7 [31.4-46.6] 59.0 [51.0-66.5]  
Unmet need for spacing/limiting
Not currently in union (n = 617) 3.5 [2.3-5.3] 46.5 [42.6-50.5] 50.0 [46.0-54.0] <0.001
Unmet need (n = 1,488) 1.0 [0.6-1.7] 38.6 [36.0-41.2] 60.4 [57.8-62.9]  
No unmet need (n = 5,115) 6.0 [5.3-6.7] 50.5 [49.1-51.9] 43.6 [42.1-45.0]  
Infecund, menopausal (n = 1,084) 6.2 [4.9-7.8] 33.1 [30.1-36.2] 60.7 [57.4-63.9]  
Number of siblings of respondent
0-4 (n = 1,830) 6.4 [5.4-7.6] 49.9 [47.7-52.2] 43.6 [41.4-45.9] <0.001
5-7 (n = 3,841) 5.1 [4.4-5.9] 45.8 [44.1-47.4] 49.1 [47.5-50.8]  
8-20 (n = 2,633) 3.7 [3.1-4.5] 42.7 [40.7-44.7] 53.6 [51.5-55.6]  
Ideal number of children
0-2 children (n = 1,666) 9.6 [8.2-11.2] 54.5 [52.0-57.0] 35.9 [33.4-38.4] <0.001
3 Children (n = 2,680) 6.8 [5.9-7.7] 59.5 [57.6-61.5] 33.7 [31.9-35.6]  
4 children (n = 2,446) 2.4 [1.8-3.1] 40.1 [38.0-42.2] 57.5 [55.4-59.6]  
5+ children (n = 1,415) 0.5 [0.2-1.0] 20.5 [18.5-22.8] 79.0 [76.7-81.0]  
Husband's desire for children
Married, both want same (n = 3,958) 5.9 [5.2-6.8] 50.5 [48.9-52.1] 43.6 [41.9-45.2] <0.001
Married, husband wants more (n = 700) 3.3 [2.2-5.0] 40.5 [36.7-44.4] 56.2 [52.3-60.0]  
Married, husband wants fewer (n = 1,182) 2.4 [1.7-3.5] 46.0 [43.1-48.9] 51.6 [48.7-54.5]  
Married, don't know (n = 899) 8.5 [6.9-10.4] 34.8 [31.7-38.1] 56.7 [53.4-59.9]  
No longer living together (n = 1,475) 3.0 [2.2-3.9] 43.3 [40.8-45.8] 53.7 [51.2-56.2]  
Number of unions
One (n = 7,245) 5.4 [4.9-5.9] 48.0 [46.8-49.3] 46.6 [45.3-47.8] <0.001
More than one (n = 1,056) 2.1 [1.4-3.2] 29.9 [27.2-32.8] 68.0 [65.1-70.7]  
Age at first sex
8-18 (n = 3,827) 2.9 [2.4-3.4] 38.7 [37.0-40.5] 58.4 [56.7-60.1] <0.001
19-24 (n = 3,523) 5.7 [4.9-6.5] 50.5 [48.8-52.2] 43.8 [42.1-45.5]  
25-49 (n = 788) 13.3 [11.1-15.7] 59.6 [55.9-63.3] 27.1 [23.8-30.7]