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Table 2 Percentage of never married 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 = 1,220) 49.6 [46.5-52.7] 48.3 [45.3-51.3] 2.1 [1.4-3.1]  
Age in 5-year groups
15-19 (n = 332) 77.0 [71.8-81.5] 23.0 [18.5-28.2] 0.0 -- <0.001
20-24 (n = 462) 50.4 [45.2-55.6] 49.6 [44.4-54.8] 0.0 --  
25-29 (n = 243) 28.8 [23.2-35.2] 69.8 [63.5-75.4] 1.4 [0.4-4.3]  
30-34 (n = 78) 39.5 [29.0-51.1] 54.5 [43.1-65.5] 5.9 [2.2-15.0]  
35-39 (n = 48) 12.1 [5.1-26.1] 76.1 [61.5-86.4] 11.9 [5.3-24.4]  
40-44 (n = 41) 18.9 [10.0-32.6] 60.2 [45.1-73.5] 21.0 [11.0-36.4]  
45-49 (n = 16) 13.5 [3.3-41.5] 67.4 [40.9-86.1] 19.0 [6.2-45.8]  
Province
Kigali city (n = 284) 57.9 [51.6-64.0] 40.7 [34.6-47.1] 1.4 [0.4-4.4] 0.001
South (n = 281) 37.8 [31.9-44.2] 58.1 [51.8-64.1] 4.1 [2.3-7.1]  
West (n = 229) 55.5 [48.3-62.4] 43.2 [36.5-50.2] 1.3 [0.4-3.8]  
North (n = 170) 50.3 [42.0-58.6] 47.4 [39.8-55.1] 2.4 [0.9-5.8]  
East (n = 256) 48.8 [42.7-55.0] 49.9 [43.9-56.0] 1.2 [0.4-3.8]  
Type of place of residence
Urban (n = 328) 54.2 [48.5-59.7] 44.8 [39.3-50.5] 1.0 [0.3-3.1] 0.101
Rural (n = 892) 48.2 [44.5-51.9] 49.3 [45.7-52.9] 2.4 [1.6-3.6]  
Highest educational level
No education (n = 124) 27.6 [20.3-36.2] 67.1 [58.2-74.9] 5.3 [2.5-11.0] <0.001
Primary (n = 810) 48.2 [44.5-51.8] 49.8 [46.2-53.4] 2.0 [1.2-3.3]  
Secondary (n = 238) 60.6 [54.0-66.9] 38.6 [32.3-45.2] 0.8 [0.2-3.1]  
Higher (n = 48) 85.0 [71.8-92.7] 15.0 [7.3-28.2] 0.0 --  
Type of earnings from respondent's work
Not paid, in-kind only (n = 282) 52.8 [46.4-59.1] 44.8 [38.4-51.3] 2.4 [1.2-5.1] <0.001
Cash only, or cash and in-kind (n = 718) 43.4 [39.5-47.3] 54.0 [50.2-57.8] 2.6 [1.6-4.1]  
Not currently working (n = 220) 66.3 [58.6-73.2] 33.7 [26.8-41.4] 0.0 --  
Wealth index
Poorest (n = 199) 36.0 [29.6-42.9] 58.9 [52.1-65.4] 5.1 [2.8-9.2] <0.001
Poorer (n = 181) 36.9 [29.9-44.5] 60.3 [52.4-67.7] 2.8 [1.2-6.6]  
Middle (n = 213) 50.1 [42.8-57.3] 48.5 [41.3-55.8] 1.4 [0.5-4.3]  
Richer (n = 196) 53.9 [46.4-61.2] 44.0 [37.0-51.3] 2.1 [0.8-5.5]  
Richest (n = 431) 60.5 [54.9-65.8] 39.0 [33.7-44.6] 0.5 [0.1-2.1]  
Religion
Catholic (n = 529) 46.5 [42.0-51.1] 51.1 [46.6-55.6] 2.4 [1.4-4.1] 0.384
Protestant (n = 510) 52.7 [48.1-57.3] 44.8 [40.3-49.3] 2.5 [1.4-4.4]  
Adventist (n = 138) 51.2 [42.9-59.4] 48.8 [40.6-57.1] 0.0 --  
Muslim (n = 22) 46.0 [27.8-65.4] 54.0 [34.6-72.2] 0.0 --  
Other (n = 21) 44.8 [24.9-66.5] 55.2 [33.5-75.1] 0.0 --  
Ideal number of children
0-2 children (n = 564) 49.8 [45.0-54.6] 49.5 [44.7-54.3] 0.7 [0.2-1.8] 0.003
3 Children (n = 467) 48.6 [43.9-53.3] 49.2 [44.7-53.8] 2.2 [1.2-4.0]  
4 children (n = 158) 53.1 [44.6-61.4] 40.8 [33.0-49.2] 6.1 [3.2-11.2]  
5+ children (n = 27) 48.5 [29.3-68.1] 45.0 [26.0-65.5] 6.5 [1.6-23.0]  
Unmet need for spacing/limiting
Not sexually active (n = 949) 53.4 [49.9-56.9] 45.1 [41.7-48.6] 1.5 [0.9-2.5] <0.001
Unmet need (n = 70) 59.4 [47.7-70.2] 37.1 [26.7-48.9] 3.4 [0.9-12.6]  
No unmet need (n = 168) 20.3 [14.3-27.9] 74.3 [66.6-80.7] 5.4 [2.8-10.3]  
Infecund, menopausal (n = 33) 68.1 [51.5-81.1] 31.9 [18.9-48.5] 0.0   
Number of siblings of respondent
0-4 (n = 367) 51.2 [45.6-56.7] 46.2 [40.8-51.8] 2.6 [1.3-4.9] 0.014
5-7 (n = 531) 52.6 [48.1-57.2] 46.5 [42.0-51.0] 0.9 [0.4-2.1]  
8-20 (n = 321) 43.2 [37.9-48.6] 53.3 [47.7-58.9] 3.5 [1.9-6.3]  
Age at first sex
8-18 (n = 803) 53.8 [50.1-57.4] 44.0 [40.5-47.6] 2.2 [1.4-3.5] 0.005
19-24 (n = 311) 41.7 [35.5-48.1] 56.4 [50.1-62.5] 2.0 [0.9-4.4]  
25-49 (n = 71) 45.3 [33.8-57.2] 54.7 [42.8-66.2] 0.0 --