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Table 1 Socio-demographic, ideational and behavioral characteristics of study participants (women who desired no additional children at baseline)

From: Factors affecting the achievement of fertility intentions in urban Nigeria: analysis of longitudinal data

Respondents’ Characteristics N Unweighted %/Mean Weighted %/Mean
Achievement of fertility desires of no additional child
 Achieved – no additional child or pregnancy 1254 65.3 65.1
 Did not achieve – had an additional child or pregnancy 667 34.7 34.9
Discussion of family size with spouse/partner at baseline
 Discussed 1167 60.8 61.9
 Did not discuss 754 39.2 38.1
Using modern method at baseline
 Yes 645 33.6 33.2
 No 1276 66.4 66.8
City of residence at baseline
 Abuja 252 13.1 13.6
 Benin City 241 12.6 11.9
 Ibadan 423 22.0 21.7
 Ilorin 446 23.2 22.7
 Kaduna 269 14.0 14.8
 Zaria 290 15.1 15.3
Education Level at baseline
 No formal education 365 19.0 17.9
 Primary 447 23.3 23.5
 Secondary 660 34.3 36.0
 Higher 449 23.4 22.6
Religion at baseline
 Christian 949 49.4 51.3
 Muslim 972 50.6 48.7
Wealth Quintile at baseline
 Lowest 277 14.4 14.5
 Second 344 17.9 17.8
 Middle 397 20.7 21.3
 Fourth 407 21.2 21.9
 Highest 496 25.8 24.5
Perception that a pregnancy would be a big problem at baseline
 Perceived 955 49.7 51.2
 Did not perceive 966 50.3 48.8
Spousal agreement about number of children to have as reported by the woman at baseline
 Husband wants same number as wife 1166 61.2 60.9
 Husband wants more children than wife 301 15.8 15.7
 Husband wants fewer children than wife 114 6.0 6.6
 Does not know how many children husband wants 325 17.0 16.8
Husband’s restrictions on wife’s movement and relationships as reported by woman at baseline
 At least one restriction 524 27.3 26.4
 No restriction 1397 72.7 73.6
Mean (SD) number of children ever born at baseline 1921 5.4 (2.4) 5.3 (2.3)
Mean (SD) age in years at baseline 1921 39.3 (5.8) 38.8 (5.9)