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Fertility differential of women in Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014
Authors: Shongkour Roy, and Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain
Source: Fertility Research and Practice, 3:16; DOI: 10.1186/s40738-017-0043-z
Topic(s): Fertility
Country: Asia
Published: OCT 2017
Abstract: Background The aim of this study was to examine the fertility differential of women age 15 to 49 using data from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014- a survey of women who were born from 1963 to 1999. Methods The secondary data analysis was carried out using the BDHS 2014 in order to discuss differences in childbearing practices in Bangladesh. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data including education level, geographic location, and religion. A trend test used to assess the inferences. Results On average, women had 2.3 children in the BDHS 2014; more than 90% of them gave birth to at least one child by age 49 and the average age of first birth was 18 years. Fertility of women strongly differed by education (p?