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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-2

Jan. 7, 2021, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

“In Nigeria, quest for male child has resulted in multiple un-spaced pregnancies. This is one of the reasons why many women are dying during childbirth and lots more developing health problems. Male child preference has given rise to violence against women and girls” (para. 1-2).
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Honduras, the average spacing between births is 33.1 months, as estimated in 2005.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Thailand, the average spacing between births is 33.7 months, as estimated in 1987.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Sri Lanka, the average spacing between births is 29.4months, as estimated in 1987.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In El Salvador, the average spacing between births is 27.1 months, as estimated in 1985.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Bolivia, the average spacing between births is 28.3 months, as estimated in 2003.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In the Central African Republic, the average spacing between births is 29.2 months, as estimated in 1994.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Chad, the average spacing between births is 28.9 months, as estimated in 2004.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Cameroon, the average spacing between births is 30.1 months, as estimated in 2004.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Burundi, the average spacing between births is 29.9 months, as estimated in 1987.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Trinidad and Tobago, the average spacing between births is 26.2 months, as estimated in 1987.
Sept. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

In Ecuador, the average spacing between births is 26.8 months, as estimated in 1987.
July 22, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"Women have their first child approximately three years after beginning sexual activity, at a median age of 19.5 years. The median age at first birth varies from 18.5 years in Bié to 21.3 years in Moxico. "
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"Short birth intervals (less than 24 months) are associated with increased health risks for both mothers and newborns. The median birth interval in Nepal is 36.7 months. Twenty-one percent of births occurred less than 24 months after the preceding birth. Trends: Between 2001 and 2011, the median birth interval increased from 31.8 months to 36.2 months. However, the pace of increase was slower between 2011 and 2016 (36.2 months and 36.7 months, respectively). Since decreasing from 24% in 1996 to 21% in 2011, the percentage of children born after a short interval (less than 24 months) has remained constant over the past 5 years (at 21%)" (91).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"After a live birth, the recommended interval before the next pregnancy is at least 24 months in order to reduce the risk of adverse maternal, perinatal, and infant outcomes (WHO 2005b). In Zambia, the median birth interval is 38.3 months. Fourteen percent of births occurred less than the recommended 24 months after the preceding birth (5% occurred 7-17 months after the preceding birth, and 9% occurred 18-23 months after the preceding birth)" (75).
June 29, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"For the 786 women included in the study, the mean duration of interbirth interval was 2.38±1.24 years."
June 29, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"Nearly 29.0% of U.S. mothers who had a second or higher-order birth in 2014 had a short interpregnancy interval of less than 18 months...."
June 29, 2020, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

Average interval since the birth of the previous child is 4.1 years, median is 3.3. years.
June 18, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"A cluster sampling technique was used to select 400 ever-married women aged 15-49 years in Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran.... The mean duration of inter birth interval was 49.76 (standard error 1.82) months (95% CI: 46.19-53.34 months) with a median of 39. In 28.5% of women the birth interval was <2 years, in 28% it was 3-5 years and in 25.5% it was ≥6 years"
June 18, 2020, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"Four population-based birth cohort studies included all hospital births in 1982, 1993, 2004 and 2015 in Pelotas, Southern Brazil..... Median birth interval for 2015 cohort is 58.2 months."
June 18, 2020, 5:21 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"Mothers mean age at birth of first child: 23.2 years"
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"In Papua New Guinea, almost 1 in 4 births (24%) occur less than 24 months after a previous birth, whereas 32% occur 2-3 years after a previous birth and the remaining 44% occur 3 or more years after a previous birth (Figure 5.3). The median birth interval is 33.2 months, or almost 3 years (Table 5.5)" (81). "There has been a slight decline since 2006 in the prevalence of short birth intervals. The proportion of births occurring less than 24 months after a previous birth decreased from 27% in 2006 to 24% in 2016-18. The median interval between births increased from 28.7 months to 33.2 months over the same period"...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

The median birth interval in India is 32.0 months. Twenty-seven percent of births occurred less than 24 months since the preceding birth (81). "Among births in the three years before the survey, the median duration of postpartum amenorrhoea is 4.9 months, while the median duration of abstinence from sexual intercourse after giving birth is 3.4 months. Women are insusceptible to pregnancy after childbirth for a median of 6.6 months" (159).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval in Nigeria is 30.9 months. Twenty-five percent of non-first births occur within 2 years after the preceding birth. Almost 4 in 10 births (38%) occur 24-35 months after the previous birth" (97). "There have been no substantial differences in median birth intervals over the last 18 years. Median intervals were 30.2 months in 1990, 31.7 months in 2003, 33.4 months in 2008, 31.7 months in 2013, and 30.9 months in 2018" (99). "Births to older women occur after longer intervals than births to younger women. The median birth interval among women age 40-49 is more than 10 months longer than the interval among women age 15-19...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

" Almost a third (29%) of non-first births occurred within 24 months of the preceding birth, and 16% occurred less than 18 months after the preceding birth" (pg 75). " In Jordan, almost a third (29%) of non-first births occurred within 24 months after the preceding birth, and 16% occurred less than 18 months after the preceding birth" (pg 77). " Overall, the median birth interval in Jordan is less than 3 years (34.2 months)" (pg 77).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval in Pakistan is 28.2 months. Thirty-seven percent of births occurred within 24 months of the preceding birth. Trends: There was no change in the median birth interval between 2012-13 and 2017-18 (approximately 28 months in both surveys), indicating a slow decline in fertility. The pattern is the same according to most background characteristics. The largest increase in the median birth interval over time is 2.7 months in Balochistan (26.5 months in 2012-13 versus 29.2 months in 2012-13). Births among older women occur after longer intervals than births among younger women. The median birth interval among women age 40-49 is 19.4 months longer than the interval among...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The 2017 IDHS shows that the median birth interval in Indonesia is 64.6 months. This means that half of non-first births occur more than 5 years after the preceding birth. While the average birth interval is relatively long, 12% of births occurred between 24 and 35 months after the preceding birth, and 9% occurred less than 24 months after the preceding birth (Table 5.5 and Figure 5.6" (65). Table 5.6 shows the distribution of birth individuals by the number of months preceding the birth. 55% of non-first births are preceded by 60+ months since the preceding birth. This is compared to 4% for 7-17 months, 5% for 18-23 months, 12%...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median interval between births is almost four and a half years (53.4 months)" (67). "However, in the Maldives, birth intervals tend to be long…Only 11% of births occur less than 24 months after a previous birth; 43% occur five years or more after a previous birth" (69). "There are no substantial differences in the length of birth interval over the last 7-8 years. The median birth intervals was 54.0 months in 2009 and 53.4 months in 2016-17" (69). "Births to older women occur after longer intervals than births to younger women. The median birth interval among women age 40-49 is more than five years, compared with just over three...more
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The SADHS results showed that the median birth interval is 55.3 months. About 1 in 10 women had their second- or higher-order birth within 24 months of their previous birth" (71).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

" 29% of women had their second or higher order birth within 24 months of the previous birth" (pg 69). "25% of women have a birth within 7-17 months of the previous birth if the previous child is no longer alive" (pg 71). "The median birth interval length spans a range of 13 months across municipalities; the shortest median birth interval of 27.8 months is among women in Ainaro, and the longest of 41 months is among women in Covalima" (pg 71). "Mortality rates are notably higher among births born after short birth intervals (of less than 2 years), compared with births born after longer birth intervals (Figure 8.5)" (pg...more