Table 1

Distribution of births by risk factor across 194 national household surveys

Risk Factor

Mean

Median

Range


Not in any risk category

25%

25%

9-43%

First birth to mothers age 18-34

19%

17%

8-52%

Mother’s age < 18

6%

6%

0.5-17%

Mother’s age > 34

1%

1%

0.1-6%

Birth interval < 24

8%

7%

3-19%

Birth order > 3

20%

21%

1-33%

Mother’s age <18 and birth interval < 24 months

0.6%

0.5%

0-2.2%

Mother’s age > 34 and birth interval < 24 months

0.1%

0.1%

0-0.6%

Mother’s age > 34 and birth order > 3

10%

10%

1-18%

Mother’s age > 34 and birth interval < 24 months and birth order > 3

2%

2%

0-6.5%

Birth interval < 24 months and birth order > 3

7%

6%

1-20%


Stover and Ross BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S4   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S4

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