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Table 1 Meta-analyzed relative risk of under-five mortality, comparing children of high fertility mothers to low fertility mothers, stratified by country-level total fertility rate

From: Residual confounding explains the association between high parity and child mortality

  Birth order 1 Birth order 2 Birth order 3 Birth order 4
TFR 2-<4 (n=7) 2.53 (1.89, 3.38) 2.48 (1.94, 3.17) 2.81 (1.98, 3.99) 1.91 (1.27, 2.86)
TFR 4-<6 (n=14) 1.87 (1.63, 2.14) 1.94 (1.64, 2.29) 1.88 (1.57, 2.26) 1.58 (1.22, 2.06)
TFR 6-<8 (n=22) 1.28 (1.16, 1.42) 1.40 (1.23, 1.59) 1.34 (1.20, 1.49) 1.19 (1.06, 1.35)
  1. TFR = total fertility rate
  2. n represents number of countries that belonged to the specified TFR level