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Table 3 Women age at birth and birth spacing by number of children, educational attainment, religion and residence

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

Characteristics All Education Religion Residence
No education Primary Secondary Higher Muslim Non- Muslim Urban Rural
Among those with one child
Average age at first birth 19.0 18.9 17.9 18.5 22.3 18.9 20.1 19.7 18.5
Among those with two children
Average age at first birth 18.0 17.5 17.1 17.9 21.9 17.9 18.8 18.6 17.7
Average age at 2nd birth 23.7 23.7 22.8 23.4 27.5 23.6 24.4 24.5 23.2
Year between 1st and 2nd child 5.7 6.2 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.5
Among those with three children
Average age at first birth 17.2 17.0 16.9 17.5 20.9 17.2 17.7 17.5 17.1
Average age at 2nd birth 21.9 21.9 21.4 22.1 25.4 21.9 22.3 22.1 21.8
Average age at 3rd birth 26.8 26.9 26.2 26.9 30.2 26.8 26.8 27.2 26.6
Year between 1st and 2nd child 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7
Year between 2n and 3rd child 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.5 5.1 4.7
Year between 1st and 3rd child 9.6 9.9 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.6 9.2 9.7 9.5
  1. Inferences: all boldface are significant at 0.1% level of significance