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Fertility Limiting Intention and Contraceptive Use among Currently Married Men in Nepal: Evidence from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Table 1

Percentage distribution of currently married men aged 20 or older who had at least one living child, by selected characteristics, according to fertility intention, Nepal 2016.

CharacteristicsDid not want more children (N=1551)Wanted more children (N=428)

Number and sex of living children
 one or two son’s only18.736.4
 Two: 1son, 1 daughter21.68.7
 Three: 1 son, 2 daughters11.22.0
 Three: 2sons, 1 daughter11.81.1
 Four:1 son, 3 daughters4.90.0
 Four:2 sons,2 daughters7.50.2
 Four:3 sons,1 daughter2.80.0
 Five:2 sons,3 daughters3.10.3
 Five: >=3sons, at least 1 daughter3.60.0
 six:>=2 sons, at least 1 daughter0.80.0
 Three or more: sons only3.80.3
 Daughters only5.050.4
Place of residence
 Province 117.120.5
 Province 220.917.9
 Province 321.722.9
 Province 49.08.6
 Province 516.718.7
 Province 65.53.8
 Province 79.17.6
Ecological zone
 Secondary or higher56.273.2
 Manual, skilled/unskilled26.430.4
Wealth Index
 Hill Brahamin/Chhettri28.128.3
 Terai caste18.415.6
 Muslim and Others3.56.4
Decision making on family planning
 Mainly wife19.520.6
 Wife and husband jointly66.460.8
Decision makers about spouse health care
 Women Herself14.513.9
 someone else/Others4.017.2
Exposure to family planning messages in last few months
 Radio, TV and news paper14.018.5
 Any two media20.319.0
 One media30.731.5

p<0.001, p<0.01, and p<0.05. Note: p values are based on chi-square test.
Others less than one percent are not shown in the table. For caste, Number of Muslims who did not want more children is 31 and other is 3.

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