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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of selected covariates by parity for BDHS, 2004

From: Trend of determinants of birth interval dynamics in Bangladesh

  1 2 3 4 >4 Overall
Family composition       
(Boy) .515(721)      .153(721)
(Girl) .485(678)      .144(678)
(Boy, Girl)   .509(609)     .130(609)
(Boy, Boy)   .252(302)     .064(302)
(Girl, Girl)   .239(286)     .061(286)
(>2 children)       .448(2105)
Survival status       
Died       .088(1145)
Mother’s age at first birth       
Mean ± SD       17.5 ±3.2
Median       17.0
Mother’s Education       
No education .123(198) .190(305) .221(355) .170(273) .296(475) .342(1606)
Primary .262(378) .274(396) .197(284) .123(177) .145(209) .307(1444)
Secondary .481(646) .296(397) .132(177) .050(67) .041(55) .285(1342)
Higher .573(177) .320(99) .087(27) .019(6) .000(0) .066(309)
Wealth quintile       
Poorest .198(206) .210(219) .189(197) .155(161) .249(259) .222(1042)
Poorer .273(239) .235(206) .177(155) .115(101) .199(174) .186(875)
Middle .299(265) .258(229) .191(169) .113(100) .139(123) .188(886)
Richer .339(288) .274(233) .181(154) .095(81) .111(94) .181(850)
Richest .383(401) .296(310) .168(160) .076(80) .085(89) .223(1048)
Residence       
Urban .333(487) .269(393) .185(271) .089(130) .124(181) .311(1462)
Rural .282(912) .248(804) .177(572) .121(393) .172(558) .689(3239)
Division       
Barisal .299(158) .233(123) .172(91) .100(53) .195(103) .112(528)
Chittagong .270(266) .240(236) .175(172) .114(112) .201(198) .209(984)
Dhaka .285(296) .262(272) .192(199) .114(118) .148(154) .221(1039)
Khulna .351(223) .296(188) .167(106) .102(65) .085(54) .135(636)
Rajshahi .345(328) .262(249) .186(177) .097(92) .111(106) .203(952)
Sylhet .228(128) .230(129) .174(98) .148(83) .221(124) .120(562)
Total .298(1399) .255(1197) .179(843) .111(523) .157(739) 1.000(4701)