Factors associated with the number of children ever born among women aged 15-49 years in Uganda
Kabugho, Ann Gloria
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The research study aimed at examining the factors associated with children ever born in Uganda. Specifically, the research study aimed at examining the relationship between age at first birth and fertility levels, the relationship between residence and fertility levels, the relationship between wealth index and fertility and the relationship between education levels and fertility, the relationship between age and fertility levels and the relationship between occupation and fertility levels. The research used UDHS 2016 data with a measured and weighted sample size of 18506 women aged 15-49 years. Explanatory variables such as Age of respondents at first birth, place of residence, education level, age, wealth status, occupation and region were significant in the research while and religion was insignificant and the dependent variable was number of CEB. Majority of the women begin child bearing at an early age (15-19) and they were found to be having at least three children. Those residing in the rural areas had more number of children compared to those in the urban, women with primary education 57.4% were found to be having more children compared to those with higher levels, poorest had the highest number of children ever born and majority were Catholics.