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Table 2 Fertility outcomes of women from age 15 to 49, by educational attainment, religion and residence

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

Characteristics Percent distribution of people by number of children Trend Test p-value [Lowest to highest education level] Mean number of living children
No child One child Two children Three children Four children Five or more children
N 1891 4247 5193 3353 1769 1410   17,863
Total, 15 to 49 age 10.2 23.8 29.3 19.0 9.9 7.8   2.23
 No education 8.4 11.9 20.0 34.0 45.4 56.4 ref 3.2
 Primary 21.4 24.4 29.6 34.5 34.5 32.4 P < 0.001 2.4
 Secondary 50.3 49.9 41.9 28.2 19.2 10.8 P < 0.001 1.7
 Higher 19.9 13.8 8.5 3.3 0.9 0.4 P < 0.001 1.2
N 1726 3807 4584 3035 1627 1356   16,135
Muslim 10.3 23.6 28.5 19.2 10.1 8.3   2.25
 No education 8.3 11.9 19.2 33.3 45.0 56.7 ref 3.2
 Primary 20.7 24.9 30.5 34.9 34.5 32.0 P < 0.001 2.5
 Secondary 50.8 50.0 42.4 28.6 19.6 10.9 P < 0.001 1.7
 Higher 20.2 13.2 7.9 3.2 0.9 0.4 P < 0.001 1.2
N 165 440 609 317 142 55   1728
Non-Muslim 8.9 25.1 36.1 19.1 8.2 2.6   2.0
 No education 9.1 11.5 26.4 40.6 49.1 48.1 ref 2.6
 Primary 28.3 20.5 23.1 30.6 34.6 43.7 0.010 2.2
 Secondary 45.6 49.1 38.3 25.3 15.6 8.2 P < 0.001 1.7
 Higher 17.0 18.9 12.2 3.5 0.7 0.0 P < 0.001 1.4
N 715 1666 1877 1076 502 331   6167
Urban 11.7 27.8 30.5 17.4 7.8 4.8   1.9
 No education 6.9 10.8 14.9 27.9 43.1 55.9 ref 2.8
 Primary 23.3 21.9 23.7 31.2 31.7 27.9 P < 0.001 2.1
 Secondary 42.9 45.4 44.2 32.6 23.7 15.3 P < 0.001 1.7
 Higher 26.9 21.9 17.2 8.3 1.5 0.9 P < 0.001 1.3
N 1176 2581 3316 2277 1267 1079   11,696
Rural 9.6 22.2 28.8 19.8 10.7 8.9   2.7
 No education 9.1 12.5 22.2 36.1 46.0 56.5 ref 3.2
 Primary 20.5 25.6 32.1 35.7 35.2 33.4 P < 0.001 2.5
 Secondary 53.9 52.2 40.9 26.7 17.9 9.8 P < 0.001 1.7
 Higher 16.5 9.7 4.8 1.5 0.7 0.3 P < 0.001 1.2
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