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Table 6 Among ever-married men aged 20–29 and 40–49, the mean number of children ever fathered and mean number of living children, by men’s age at marriage

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

Country Ever-married men currently aged 20–29 Ever-married men currently aged 40–49
Mean number of children fathered Mean number of living children Mean number of children fathered Mean number of living children
Married by age 18 Married at/ after age 18 Married by age 18 Married at/ after age 18 Married by age 18 Married at/ after age 18 Married by age 18 Married at/ after age 18
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2.09 (1.90–2.28) 1.48 (1.38–1.58) 1.97 (1.78–2.16) 1.39 (1.29–1.49) 6.42 (5.55–7.28) 4.52 (4.32–4.72) 5.38 (4.60–6.16) 3.98 (3.81–4.14)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001
Comoros 2.10 (1.03–3.17) 0.98 (0.73–1.23) 1.77 (0.90–2.64) 0.96 (0.71–1.20) 8.33 (6.25–10.42) 4.68 (4.11–5.25) 7.33 (5.96–8.70) 4.37 (3.87–4.87)
P = 0.046 P = 0.077 P = 0.001 P < 0.001
Guatemala 2.12 (1.96–2.28) 1.36 (1.30–1.41) 2.00 (1.85–2.16) 1.30 (1.25–1.36) 6.07 (5.68–6.46) 4.47 (4.31–4.64) 5.58 (5.22–5.95) 4.22 (4.06–4.37)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001
Guyana 0.90 (0.52–1.29) 0.78 (0.63–0.94) 0.87 (0.50–1.25) 0.75 (0.60–0.90) 3.88 (2.70–5.07) 3.31 (3.00–3.61) 3.66 (2.64–4.68) 3.14 (2.85–3.43)
P = 0.556 P = 0.535 P = 0.358 P = 0.343
Honduras 1.86 (1.70–2.02) 1.17 (1.10–1.24) 1.79 (1.63–1.95) 1.14 (1.07–1.21) 5.29 (4.72–5.87) 4.14 (3.96–4.32) 4.99 (4.47–5.51) 3.96 (3.79–4.12)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001
Madagascar 2.35 (2.14–2.56) 1.53 (1.44–1.61) 2.25 (2.05–2.44) 1.47 (1.39–1.56) 5.97 (5.28–6.66) 4.71 (4.54–4.88) 5.41 (4.79–6.02) 4.41 (4.25–4.56)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P = 0.002
Mozambique 2.89 (2.56–3.21) 1.59 (1.47–1.72) 2.42 (2.12–2.72) 1.38 (1.27–1.49)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001   
Nepal 2.19 (1.90–2.48) 1.02 (0.90–1.13) 2.00 (1.73–2.28) 0.97 (0.86–1.08) 4.45 (4.20–4.69) 3.43 (3.24–3.62) 3.99 (3.77–4.22) 3.07 (2.92–3.23)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001
Nicaragua 1.41 (1.26–1.55) 1.08 (0.98–1.17) 1.38 (1.24–1.52) 1.05 (0.96–1.15) 5.39 (4.80–5.98) 3.65 (3.39–3.91) 4.96 (4.42–5.51) 3.48 (3.23–3.73)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001
Thailand 1.24 (1.09–1.38) 0.79 (0.72–0.86) 1.23 (1.09–1.38) 0.78 (0.72–0.85) 2.17 (1.92–2.43) 1.78 (1.73–1.83) 2.12 (1.90–2.34) 1.75 (1.70–1.80)
P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P = 0.002 P = 0.001
  1. For Mozambique, estimates for men aged 40–49 who were married by age 18 are based on fewer than 25 unweighted cases, so values are not shown