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Table 2 Desire for more children by explanatory variables (n = 232,784 weighted)

From: Drivers of desire for more children among childbearing women in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for fertility control

Determinants Frequency
(n)
Percentage
(%)
Desire for more children
%[95% CI]
Bivariate logistic regression
     cOR Lower Upper
Age
 15–19 10,952 4.7 95.3[94.8–95.9] 1 - -
 20–24 39,321 16.9 91.3[91.0–91.8] 0.58*** 0.52 0.63
 25–29 52,378 22.5 83.2[82.7–83.7] 0.27*** 0.25 0.29
 30–34 46,206 19.8 67.6[66.9–68.3] 0.11*** 0.10 0.12
 35–39 38,558 16.6 49.3[48.5–50.0] 0.05*** 0.05 0.06
 40–44 26,875 11.6 29.5[28.8–30.0] 0.02*** 0.02 0.03
 45–49 18,494 7.9 15.3[14.6–16.0] 0.01*** 0.01 0.01
Highest educational level
 No education 91,834 39.5 69.3[68.7–69.8] 1 - -
 Primary 72,358 31.1 60.0[59.4–60.5] 0.67*** 0.66 0.68
 Secondary 60,054 25.8 66.7[66.1–67.4] 0.90*** 0.88 0.92
 Higher 8538 3.7 65.6[64.1–67.1] 0.81*** 0.77 0.85
Partner’s highest educational level
 No education 79,114 34.0 70.9[70.3–71.5] 1 - -
 Primary 62,759 27.0 59.2[58.6–59.8] 0.59*** 0.58 0.60
 Secondary 73,475 31.6 65.3[64.8–65.9] 0.79*** 0.77 0.81
 Higher 17,436 7.5 66.3[65.3–67.3] 0.79*** 0.76 0.81
Parity
 One birth 39,400 16.9 94.4[94.0–94.7] 1 - -
 Two births 44,071 18.9 83.9[83.3–84.4] 0.33*** 0.31 0.34
 Three births 38,635 16.6 72.4[71.8–73.1] 0.16*** 0.16 0.17
 Four or more births 110,677 47.5 47.1[46.4–47.7] 0.05*** 0.05 0.06
Current use of contraceptives
  No 161,963 69.6 69.3[68.8–69.7] 1 - -
  Yes 70,821 30.4 56.8[56.3–57.4] 0.58*** 0.57 0.59
Exposure to mass media
 No 71,829 30.9 68.3[67.8–68.9] 1 - -
 Yes 160,955 69.1 64.2[63.7–64.7] 0.85*** 0.83 0.86
Ideal number of children     
 0–3 45,448 19.5 50.8[50.1–51.6] 1 - -
 4–5 85,945 36.9 64.7[64.3–65.2] 0.82*** 1.78 1.87
6+ 101,391 43.6 72.2[71.6–72.7] 2.57*** 2.51 2.64
Decision making autonomy
Respondent alone 16,056 6.9 48.9[47.7–50.1] 1 -  
Otherwise 216,728 93.1 66.6[66.2–67.0] 1.91*** 1.85 1.98
Number of living children
 0 2321 1.0 96.6[95.6–97.5] 1 - -
 1–3 132,802 57.1 82.2[81.8–82.6] 0.19*** 0.15 0.23
 4+ 97,662 41.9 43.3[42.7–43.9] 0.03*** 0.02 0.04
Type of place of residence
 Urban 79,553 34.2 63.4[62.8–64.1] 1 - -
 Rural 153,231 65.8 66.6[66.1–67.0] 1.11*** 1.09 1.13
Wealth index
 Poorest 54,275 23.3 69.1[68.4–69.9] 1 - -
 Poorer 48,520 20.8 66.8[66.1–67.4] 0.90*** 0.88 0.93
 Middle 45,632 19.6 65.1[64.4–65.8] 0.84*** 0.81 0.86
 Richer 43,324 18.6 64.2[63.5–64.9] 0.81*** 0.79 0.84
 Richest 41,033 17.6 62.7[62.0–63.5] 0.77*** 0.75 0.79
  1. *** = p < 0.001; ** = p < 0.01 and * = p < 0.05, cOR crude Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval