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Table 9 Odds of having exceeded one’s ideal family size based on the total number of living children at the time of survey, 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 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 = 996
53.4 (39.2–67.1) 49.1 (45.1–53.1) 1.19 (0.65–2.16) 0.574 1.22 (0.68–2.20) 0.508 1.11 (0.60–2.06) 0.728
P = 0.574
Comoros
N = 316
21.8 (10.8–39.0) 20.8 (14.5–28.9) 1.06 (0.42–2.67) 0.898
P = 0.898
Guatemala
N = 1616
50.3 (42.9–57.8) 31.7 (28.7–34.8) 2.19 (1.57–3.05) < 0.001 2.26 (1.62–3.15) < 0.001 2.15 (1.54–3.01) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Honduras
N = 1109
48.3 (38.5–58.1) 33.5 (29.7–37.4) 1.85 (1.21–2.85) 0.005 1.87 (1.21–2.87) 0.005 1.81 (1.18–2.78) 0.007
P = 0.004
Madagascar
N = 1193
22.4 (14.5–33.0) 21.3 (18.5–24.5) 1.07 (0.60–1.87) 0.821 1.05 (0.60–1.83) 0.872 0.97 (0.56–1.70) 0.921
P = 0.820
Nepal
N = 873
69.3 (62.4–75.5) 44.7 (40.0–49.4) 2.80 (1.96–3.99) < 0.001 3.02 (2.11–4.32) < 0.001 2.63 (1.85–3.72) < 0.001
P < 0.001
Nicaragua
N = 848
53.2 (42.3–63.7) 30.9 (26.0–36.3) 2.54 (1.54–4.18) < 0.001 2.62 (1.59–4.31) < 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 are not shown. For Comoros, estimates for men aged 40–49 who were married by age 18 were based on 35 unweighted cases, so additional models were not used