Table 1: Descriptive statistics: last pregnancy outcomes in percentages and in total numbers (pooled data from DHS 2000, DHS 2005, and DHS 2010).

Variable namesLatest pregnancy outcome
()
Pregnancy loss (%)Total number

First pregnancy (primigravida)3.33631
Previous pregnancy outcome and IPI
Pregnancy loss
 IPI ≤3 months10.6161
 IPI ≥4 months and ≤12 months 7.9381
 IPI ≥13 months and ≤24 months 8.0217
 IPI ≥25 months 4.7149
Live birth (child died in infancy)
 IPI ≤12 months 3.3662
 IPI ≥13 months and ≤24 months 2.6582
 IPI ≥25 months 5.5513
Surviving live birth
 IPI ≤12 months 2.31594
 IPI ≥13 months and ≤24 months 2.75580
 IPI ≥60 months 7.61314
 IPI ≥24 and ≤59 months 3.56740
Age of mother at the latest conception
 20 years and younger 2.72075
 36 years and older 6.84780
 21 to 35 years 2.714677
Pregnancy timing
 Mistimed (later) 1.74116
 Unwanted (no more) 1.42786
 Unknown/vague answer 8.75246
 Wanted (then) 2.29368
Type of place of residence
 Urban 4.24125
 Rural 3.517407
Year of interview
 2000 4.16383
 2005 3.66816
 2010 3.38333
Total3.621532

Sources: RDHS 2000, RDHS 2005, and RDHS 2010.