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Table 1 Background characteristics [N = 17,863]

From: Fertility differential of women in Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014

Characteristics N(Percent)
Age (Year)
 15–19 2023 (11.4)
 20–24 3161 (18.1)
 25–29 3343 (18.9)
 30–34 3012 (17.1)
 35–39 2340 (12.9)
 40–44 2170 (11.7)
 45–49 1814 (9.9)
Education
 No education 4206 (24.9)
 Primary 5226 (29.2)
 Secondary 6722 (37.4)
 Higher 1709 (8.5)
Religion
 Muslim 16,135 (90.1)
 Non- Muslim 1727 (9.9)
Residence
 Urban 6167 (28.3)
 Rural 11,696 (71.7)
Parity
 No Child 1891 (10.2)
 One child 4247 (23.8)
 Two children 5193 (29.3)
 Three children 3353 (19.1)
 Four children 1769 (9.7)
 Five or more children 1410 (7.9)
Wealth Index
 Poorest, Q1 3251 (18.8)
 Poorer, Q2 3360 (19.1)
 Middle, Q3 3621 (19.9)
 Richer, Q4 3769 (21.0)
 Richest, Q5 3862 (21.2)
  1. Note 1: Rural area is define as an area where an Upazila is divided into Union parishads and, within Union parishads, into Mouzas; Urban area is define as an area in Paurosova and words
  2. Note 2: Wealth quintiles is define as a composite measure of a household’s cumulative living standard. The wealth quintiles in BDHS 2014 were calculated using data on a household’s ownership of selected assets, such as televisions and bicycles; materials used for housing construction; and types of water access and sanitation facilities
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