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Table 1 Prevalence of delayed childbearing by socio-demographic characteristics and association by binary logistic coefficients

From: Socio-demographic factors associated with delayed childbearing in Nigeria

Characteristic Prevalence Coef. p-value Characteristic Prevalence Coef. p-value
Reproductive age Living arrangement
 35–39 yearsRC 12.0   Living togetherRC 8.5
 40–44 years 7.9 − 0.466 p < 0.01   Living elsewhere 7.5 − 2.515 p < 0.01
 45–49 years 3.6 − 1.310 p < 0.01 Household wealth quintile
Age at first marriage   PoorestRC 9.3
 14 years or youngerRC 7.3   Poorer 9.8 0.060 0.468
 15–19 years 8.0 0.099 0.176   Middle 8.4 − 0.118 0.177
 20–24 years 6.7 − 0.079 0.373   Richer 7.0 − 0.310 p < 0.05
 25 years or older 14.5 0.776 p < 0.01   Richest 7.2 − 0.278 p < 0.05
Education Community literacy level
 NoneRC 8.7   LowRC 7.2
 Primary 7.7 − 0.135 0.070   Medium 8.6 − 1.310 p < 0.01
 Secondary 7.6 − 0.144 0.094   High 9.5 − 1.989 p < 0.01
 Higher 9.7 0.119 p < 0.05 Community wealth level
Female autonomy   LowRC 9.3
 Full autonomyRC 9.3   Middle 8.4 − 0.115 0.105
 Joint autonomy 7.0 0.348 0.076   High 7.6 − 0.225 p < 0.05
 No autonomy 5.1 0.647 p < 0.01 Proportion ever used modern contraceptive in community
Current contraceptive use   LowRC 7.3
 Not using any methodRC 1.1   Medium 8.6 − 0.086 0.232
 Using traditional method 2.8 2.401 p < 0.01   High 9.3 − 0.268 p < 0.01
 Using modern method 10.1 3.687 p < 0.01 Type of community
Ideal family size   UrbanRC 8.9
 1–2 childrenRC 6.0   Rural 7.4 0.336 p = 0.01
 3–4 children 8.2 0.264 p < 0.01 Geographic region
 5 or more children 8.5 0.352 p < 0.05   Northern regionRC 7.3
Remarriage   Southern region 9.2 − 2.54 p < 0.01
 Married onceRC 8.2     
 Remarried 9.4 1.157 p < 0.05     
  1. RC reference category
  2. p < 0.01 or p < 0.05 (significant)