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DHS Survey Indicators Fertility

CURRENT FERTILITY

Age-specific and total fertility rates 
Age-specific and cumulative fertility rates for the three years preceding the survey, by urban-rural residence and region.

General fertility rate 
General fertility rates for three years preceding the survey by urban-rural residence and region.
 
Crude birth rate
Crude birth rates for three years preceding the survey by urban-rural residence and region.


FERTILITY BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS

Total fertility rate and proportion of women pregnant 
Total fertility rate for the three years preceding the survey and the percentage of women 15-49 currently pregnant, by selected background characteristics.
 
Mean number of children ever born to women aged 40-49 
Mean number of children ever born to women age 40-49, by selected background characteristics.


FERTILITY TRENDS

Fertility trends (original table) 
Age-specific fertility rates for five-year periods preceding the survey.
 
Fertility trends (alternative table) 
Age-specific fertility rates for four-year periods preceding the survey.
 

FERTILITY BY MARITAL DURATION

Fertility by marital duration (original table) 
Fertility rates for ever-married women by duration since first marriage in years for five-year periods preceding the survey.
 
Fertility by marital duration (alternative table) 
Fertility rates for ever-married women by duration since first marriage in years for four-year periods preceding the survey.
 
 
CHILDREN EVER BORN AND LIVING
 
Children ever born 
Percent distribution of all women and of currently married women age 15-49 by number of children ever born, according to five-year age groups.
 
Mean number of children ever born and living 
Percent distribution of all women and of currently married women age 15-49 by mean number ever born and living, according to five-year age groups.
 
Children ever born [Men] 
Percent distribution of all men and of currently married men by number of children ever born, according to five-year age groups.
 
Mean number of children ever born and living [Men] 
Percent distribution of all men and of currently married men by mean number of children ever born and living, according to five-year age groups.
 
 
BIRTH INTERVALS BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS
 
Birth intervals by background characteristics 
Percent distribution of non-first births in the five years preceding the survey by number of months since previous birth, according to selected background characteristics.

Median birth interval by background characteristics 
Median duration of the birth interval for non-first births in the five years preceding the survey, according to selected background characteristics.
 
 
AGE AT FIRST BIRTH
 
Age at first birth 
Percentage of women who gave birth by specific exact ages by current age.
 
Age at first birth by background characteristics 
Median age at first birth among women aged 20(25)-49 years, by current age and selected background characteristics.
 
Median age at first birth 
Median age at first birth for women 15-49, according to current age.
 
 
TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND MOTHERHOOD BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS

Teenage pregnancy and motherhood by background characteristics 
Percentage of women 15-19 who are mothers or pregnant with their first child by selected background characteristics.
 
 
BIRTH ORDER

Birth order 
Percentage distribution of births in the 2 years preceding the survey according to birth order by background characteristics.