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Table 3 Characteristics of the delayers, spacers and limiters aged 13–49 years

From: Delaying first birth: an analysis of household survey data from rural Southern Tanzania

  Sexually active a (married and unmarried) women 13–49 years who are: (N = 2128)
Background Characteristics Delayers (N = 83) Spacers (N = 790) Limiters (N = 409)
  n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Age group (yrs)
 13–14 9 11 (6–18) 0 0 0 0
 15–19 59 71 (61–79) 60 8 (6–10) 0 0
 20–24 10 12 (6–23) 168 21 (18–25) 11 3 (2–5)
 25–29 1 1 (0–8) 157 20 (17–24) 25 6 (4–9)
 30–34 3 4 (1–11) 170 22 (18–25) 41 10 (7–13)
 35–39 1 1 (0–8) 121 15 (13–18) 57 14 (11–18)
 40–44 0 0 73 9 (7–12) 126 31 (27–35)
 45–49 0 0 39 5 (4–7) 148 36 (31–42)
Median age
 Median 83 16 (IQR 15–18) 790 30 (IQR 24–36) 409 42 (IQR 37–46)
Marital status
 Currently married 9 11 (6–19) 647 82 (79–85) 354 87 (82–90)
 Cohabiting 1 1 (0–8) 23 3 (2–4) 15 4 (2–7)
 Divorced/separated 3 4 (1–10) 90 11 (9–14) 40 10 (7–13)
 Widow 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Single 70 84 (77–90) 30 4 (3–5) 0 0
Education
 No education 6 7 (3–15) 99 13 (10–15) 79 19 (15–24)
 Some primary 5 6 (3–14) 90 11 (9–14) 54 14 (10–17)
 Completed primary 72 87 (77–93) 590 75 (71–78) 272 67 (62–71)
 Some secondary or higher 0 0 10 1 (0–3) 2 <1 (0–2)
Religion
 Muslim 80 96 (89–99) 768 97 (96–98) 388 95 (92–97)
 Others 3 4 (1–11) 22 3 (2–4) 21 5 (3–8)
Ethnicity
 Makonde 78 94 (84–98) 730 92 (89–95) 376 92 (87–95)
 Others 5 6 (2–16) 60 8 (5–11) 33 8 (5–16)
Household socio-economic status
 Q1 (most poor) 10 12 (7–20) 85 11 (9–13) 37 9 (6–13)
 Q2 18 22 (14–31) 126 16 (13–19) 58 14 (11–18)
 Q3 18 22 (14–31) 144 18 (16–21) 97 24 (19–29)
 Q4 20 24 (16–35) 220 28 (24–32) 107 26 (22–31)
 Q5 (least poor) 17 20 (13–30) 215 27 (24–31) 110 27 (22–32)
Parity
 Mean parity 83 n/a 790 3 births (range 1–8) 409 4 births (range 1–11)
Total 83 4 (3–5) 790 41 (39–43) 409 19 (18–21)
  1. n/a not applicable
  2. IQR Inter-quartile range, 25th and 75th percentiles
  3. a Characteristics of sexually active women desiring a child/another child soon within 2 years and infecund women are excluded from the table