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Table 5 The odds of having fathered three or more children at the time of survey, comparing men aged 20–29 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 aged 20–29 who fathered three or more children, by men’s age at marriage Unadjusted odds ratios (Model 1) Odds ratios adjusted for age (Model 2) Odds ratios adjusted for age and household wealth (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 = 780
31.4 (21.4–43.4) 14.5 (11.3–18.3) 2.69 (1.50–4.80) < 0.001 5.37 (2.73–10.56) < 0.001 6.17 (3.02–12.58) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Comoros
N = 279
30.3 (19.2–44.3) 10.2 (5.7–30.3) 3.84 (1.61–9.14) 0.003 5.63 (2.47–12.80) < 0.001 7.25 (2.49–21.16) < 0.001
P = 0.002
Guatemala
N = 1807
31.9 (26.0–38.4) 12.4 (10.7–14.4) 3.30 (2.36–4.61) < 0.001 6.80 (4.57–10.16) < 0.001 6.88 (4.46–10.59) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Guyana
N = 316
6.3 (2.2–16.8) 6.3 (4.0–9.6) 1.00 (0.31–3.28) 0.997 1.26 (0.37–4.31) 0.710 1.28 (0.40–4.07) 0.675
P = 0.997
Honduras
N = 1194
27.2 (21.8–33.3) 8.4 (6.7–10.4) 4.08 (2.82–5.90) < 0.001 5.76 (3.82–8.68) < 0.001 5.88 (3.84–9.01) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Madagascar
N = 1308
40.2 (33.0–47.7) 17.9 (15.1–21.0) 3.08 (2.13–4.45) < 0.001 6.89 (4.41–10.76) < 0.001 6.90 (4.27–11.1) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Mozambique
N = 811
60.0 (47.0–71.8) 21.8 (17.9–26.2) 5.39 (2.99–9.72) < 0.001 11.10 (5.66–21.75) < 0.001 10.14 (5.23–19.66) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Nepal
N = 718
36.3 (26.4–47.5) 7.2 (5.0–10.2) 7.37 (4.18–13.0) < 0.001 13.61 (7.39–25.06) < 0.001 11.33 (6.01–21.36) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Nicaragua
N = 1287
11.5 (7.8–16–8) 6.5 (4.7–8.8) 1.89 (1.09–3.25) 0.023 2.69 (1.53–4.75) < 0.001
P = 0.021
Thailand
N = 2381
7.5 (4.4–12.3) 1.6 (0.8–3.0) 5.03 (2.15–11.75) < 0.001 8.75 (3.76–20.33) < 0.001 9.39 (3.95–22.32) < 0.001
P < 0.001