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Table 3 Predictors of fertility level in ever married and never married women, Rwanda 2010

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

  Ever married women* Never married women*
Variables IRR [95% Conf. Interval] IRR [95% Conf. Interval]
Age in 5-year groups    
15-19 1.00   1.00  
20-24 1.67 [1.39 - 2.01] 1.92 [1.51 - 2.44]
25-29 2.58 [2.14 - 3.11] 2.92 [2.28 - 3.75]
30-34 3.57 [2.96 - 4.30] 2.99 [2.19 - 4.09]
35-39 4.16 [3.45 - 5.01] 4.29 [3.27 - 5.62]
40-44 4.57 [3.79 - 5.51] 3.69 [2.65 - 5.12]
45-49 4.85 [4.02 - 5.87] 3.42 [2.29 - 5.10]
Highest educational level   
No education 1.00   1.00  
Primary 0.96 [0.94-0.98] 0.89 [0.75-1.05]
Secondary 0.90 [0.87-0.94] 0.81 [0.63-1.04]
Higher 0.66 [0.61-0.73] 0.22 [0.09-0.52]
Wealth index    
Poorest 1.00   1.00  
Poorer 0.97 [0.95-0.99] 0.92 [0.78-1.08]
Middle 0.98 [0.96-1.01] 0.65 [0.54-0.79]
Richer 0.96 [0.94-0.99] 0.69 [0.54-0.88]
Richest 0.93 [0.90-0.96] 0.58 [0.46-0.73]
Age at first sex    
8-18 1.00   1.00  
19-24 0.78 [0.76-0.79] 0.79 [0.70-0.90]
25-49 0.49 [0.47-0.52] 0.43 [0.34-0.56]
Unmet need for spacing/limiting    
No unmet need 1.00   1.00  
Unmet need 1.07 [1.05-1.09] 0.69 [0.51-0.94]
Infecund, menopausal 0.74 [0.71-0.77] 0.57 [0.39-0.82]
No longer in union, not sexually active 0.99 [0.94-1.05] 0.56 [0.50-0.64]
Type of earnings    
Not currently working   1.00  
Cash only, or cash and in-kind   1.34 [1.06-1.70]
Not paid, in-kind only   1.38 [1.11-1.71]
Ideal number of children    
0-2 children 1.00    
3 Children 1.05 [1.02-1.08]   
4 children 1.14 [1.10-1.17]   
5+ children 1.22 [1.18-1.25]   
Husband’s desire for children    
Married, both want same 1.00    
Married, husband wants more 1.04 [1.01-1.07]   
Married, husband wants fewer 1.04 [1.02-1.07]   
Married, husband doesn’t know 0.98 [0.96-1.01]   
No longer in union 0.87 [0.83-0.91]   
Number of unions    
One 1.00    
More than one 0.87 [0.85-0.90]   
Number of siblings    
0-4 1.01 [0.99-1.04]   
5-7 1.00    
8-20 1.03 [1.01-1.05]   
N. of observations 8309   1220  
  1. *Adjusted for province and urban/rural residence.