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Table 12 Odds of having exceeded one’s ideal family size at the time of survey based on the total number of children ever fathered, comparing men currently aged 40–49 who were married by age 18 with those married at or after 18 (reference group)

From: Child marriage among boys in high-prevalence countries: an analysis of sexual and reproductive health outcomes

Country Percentage of men exceeding their ideal family size Unadjusted odds ratios (Model 1) Odds ratios adjusted for age (Model 2) Odds ratios adjusted for age and socio-economic status (Model 3)
Married by age 18 Married at/after age 18 Odds ratio P value Odds ratio P value Odds ratio P value
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
N = 996
67.3 (53.2–78.8) 56.3 (52.3–60.1) 1.59 (0.87–2.95) 0.132 1.64 (0.90–3.01) 0.172 1.54 (0.84–2.82) 0.164
P = 0.129
Comoros
N = 316
28.4 (15.7–45.8) 23.7 (17.3–31.6) 1.27 (0.55–2.94) 0.569 1.33 (0.59–2.98) 0.484 1.04 (0.44–2.48) 0.916
P = 0.568
Guatemala
N = 1616
57.2 (49.8–64.4) 37.4 (34.2–40.7) 2.23 (1.62–3.10) < 0.001 2.31 (1.67–3.20) < 0.001 2.13 (1.53–2.97) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Honduras
N = 1109
50.9 (41.0–60.7) 35.9 (32.1–39.9) 1.85 (1.20–2.85) 0.005 1.86 (1.21–2.87) 0.005 1.80 (1.17–2.77) 0.008
P = 0.005
Madagascar
N = 1193
27.2 (18.7–37.8) 26.6 (23.5–30.0) 1.03 (0.62–1.72) 0.912 1.00 (0.60–1.67) 0.992 0.92 (0.55–1.54) 0.748
P = 0.912
Nepal
N = 873
80.9 (74.5–86.0) 54.2 (49.2–59.1) 3.58 (2.36–5.41) < 0.001 3.86 (2.54–5.87) < 0.001 3.32 (2.21–5.0) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Nicaragua
N = 891
60.5 (49.7–70.4) 32.9 (27.9–38.3) 3.13 (1.90–5.15) < 0.001 3.26 (1.98–5.36) < 0.001
P < 0.001
  1. For Mozambique, estimates for men aged 40–49 who were married by age 18 were based on fewer than 25 unweighted cases, so values not shown. For Comoros, estimates were based on 35 unweighted cases