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A comparative study of factors influencing decisions on desired family size among married men and women in Bokkos, a rural local government area in Plateau state.
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PMID:  24069744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The total fertility rate of Nigerian women has remained high at 5.7. This is even higher for women in rural areas. Men and women in rural areas desire more children than those in urban areas. This study was aimed at describing and comparing the factors that influence family size decisions among men and women in Bokkos, a rural Local Government Area in Plateau state, Nigeria. A cross sectional descriptive comparative study was used. Data was collected using structured interviewer administered questionnaires. Seventy two percent of women and 83.6% of men who desire to have 1-4 children had at least a secondary school education. Close to seventy percent of both men and women would have fewer children if they are certain of their survival to adulthood. Over 50% of the respondents believe that the husbands should have the final say on family size decisions. Preference for male children influences decisions on family size among men and women in the study population.
Makshwar L Kahansim; Idris S Hadejia; Mohammed N Sambo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Jos, Jos.
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