Family Planning Perspectives
Volume 27, Number 3, September 2001

 

Effects of Sex Preference on Contraceptive Use, Abortion and Fertility in Matlab, Bangladesh
TABLES

 

Table 1. Percentage of women using contraceptives, by parity and number of sons, according to year, Matlab project area, Bangladesh
Parity and number of sons 1983 1988 1993
N % using N % using N % using
All 12,283 40.0 13,442 54.0 16,410 63.9
Parity 0 907 7.2 659 10.2 1,162 14.9
Parity 1 2,276 25.4 2,401 39.9 2,993 49.7
0 1,100 23.8 1,164 40.1 1,445 46.4
1 1,176 26.8 1,237 39.8 1,548 52.8
Parity 2 2,207 34.7 2,594 50.3 3,263 61.1
0 461 28.4 552 41.1 636 50.3
1 1,113 35.0 1,293 50.7 1,677 64.2
2 633 38.9 749 56.3 950 63.1
Parity 3 1,954 44.5 2,507 57.6 3,231 72.7
0 204 26.0 229 36.7 313 59.1
1 672 41.8 829 53.4 1,096 67.2
2 830 51.7 1,126 65.3 1,438 80.4
3 248 43.1 323 56.3 384 70.8
Parity 4 1,761 50.2 2,115 65.5 2,665 77.9
0 89 21.3 102 37.3 123 48.8
1 407 44.0 490 62.7 602 72.4
2 672 53.6 834 67.6 1,050 81.0
3 479 55.5 553 70.7 713 83.6
4 114 52.6 136 62.5 177 75.1
Parity >=5 3,178 55.2 3,166 66.4 3,096 77.9
0 100 55.0 87 55.2 87 59.8
1 355 48.7 362 63.0 405 73.6
2 732 56.8 799 67.3 811 79.0
3 894 56.8 902 68.8 874 82.3
4 664 55.7 608 70.2 591 77.5
>=5 433 53.3 408 59.1 328 74.7

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Table 2. Number of live births and abortion ratio in Matlab comparison and project areas during three periods, by parity and number of living sons
Parity and no. of sons Comparison area Project area
1982-1986 1987-1991 1992-1995 1982-1986 1987-1991 1992-1995
No. of live births Abortion ratio No. of live births Abortion ratio No. of live births Abortion ratio No. of live births Abortion No. of live births Abortion ratio No. of live births Abortion ratio
births ratio births ratio births ratio births ratio births ratio births ratio
All 17,803 21 18,431 39 11,884 51 15,018 16 15,092 25 10,604 24
Parity 0 4,352 16 4,518 21 3,450 22 4,270 12 4,509 16 3,591 11
Parity 1 3,720 9 3,859 20 2,721 20 3,513 9 3,652 15 2,704 11
0 1,857 11 1,943 21 1,364 16 1,736 7 1,799 15 1,320 8
1 1,863 8 1,916 19 1,357 24 1,777 11 1,853 15 1,384 14
Parity 2 3,122 17 3,376 24 2,112 30 2,635 9 2,900 19 1,994 16
0 715 4 847 21 589 15 629 10 781 14 568 9
1 1,532 18 1,690 20 1,008 37 1,317 8 1,415 18 919 22
2 875 25 839 35 515 33 689 10 704 27 507 12
Parity 3 2,346 21 2,666 34 1,586 52 1,866 13 1,898 32 1,227 34
0 246 4 337 18 243 33 246 4 290 14 216 9
1 884 21 997 28 639 52 710 13 749 27 489 18
2 909 25 963 44 504 69 677 18 613 47 354 68
3 307 23 369 41 200 30 233 9 246 28 168 42
Parity 4 1,754 43 1,761 62 1,001 107 1,258 24 1,035 43 646 68
0 116 9 120 8 70 43 120 0 102 0 93 22
1 437 32 470 51 316 57 334 12 282 18 178 45
2 643 48 627 73 324 120 432 32 338 53 211 76
3 437 59 408 64 212 160 287 31 232 78 121 132
4 121 33 136 88 79 165 85 35 81 37 43 47
Parity >=5 2,509 68 2,251 121 1,014 222 1,476 51 1,098 82 442 152
0 62 0 64 47 44 23 45 22 46 0 30 67
1 60 31 243 82 142 134 208 38 165 55 79 89
2 609 71 565 108 246 183 367 38 310 55 115 165
3 701 57 641 117 259 251 411 73 268 104 113 186
4 529 83 427 129 205 268 287 45 188 112 70 143
>=5 348 106 311 190 118 339 158 57 121 123 35 229

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Table 3. Number of women and percentage giving birth in Matlab comparison and project areas during three periods, by parity and number of sons immediately before period
Parity and no. of sons Comparison area Project area
1984-1986 1989-1991 1994-1995 1984-1986 1989-1991 1994-1995
No. of women % giving birth No. of women % giving birth No. of women % giving birth No. of women % giving birth No. of women % giving birth No. of women % giving birth
All 14,219 58 15,155 50 17,350 27 13,701 47 16,112 36 18,576 23
Parity 0 1,609 82 962 72 1,618 55 1,083 80 892 72 1,447 60
Parity 1 2,437 80 2,522 78 2,800 47 2,462 74 2,865 65 3,380 39
0 1,206 82 1,226 80 1,358 47 1,186 77 1,390 67 1,625 40
1 1,231 78 1,296 75 1,442 46 1,276 72 1,475 64 1,755 39
Parity 2 2,171 76 2,408 69 2,717 36 2,348 62 2,976 50 3,537 28
0 478 81 558 73 604 42 494 73 635 63 687 28
1 1,113 73 1,237 68 1,414 34 1,182 61 1,500 48 1,825 26
2 580 75 613 68 699 36 672 58 841 43 1,025 25
Parity 3 1,989 61 2,446 55 2,821 26 2,093 47 2,837 34 3,476 17
0 195 70 251 68 308 40 227 61 266 55 336 33
1 701 64 851 59 947 30 721 53 937 40 1,179 20
2 814 57 1,007 47 1,227 20 886 39 1,265 25 1,547 10
3 279 60 337 59 339 27 259 47 369 34 414 19
Parity 4 1,845 50 2,219 40 2,673 17 1,905 35 2,429 21 2,930 10
0 100 55 112 59 124 24 100 59 129 43 139 32
1 416 56 487 48 594 22 441 39 581 25 668 11
2 683 50 858 38 1,084 15 719 32 940 17 1,155 8
3 515 42 609 31 712 12 520 29 622 17 776 7
4 131 50 153 46 159 20 125 38 157 30 192 12
Parity >=5 4,168 31 4,598 24 4,721 9 3,810 20 4,113 12 3,806 5
0 114 24 101 35 85 25 153 18 131 17 106 11
1 422 34 436 28 502 15 438 25 472 17 483 5
2 886 37 1,032 28 1,107 9 844 22 992 13 976 7
3 1,106 32 1,279 23 1,353 8 1,042 19 1,154 11 1,072 5
4 944 29 996 20 989 7 794 19 816 9 728 4
>=5 696 25 754 18 685 7 539 14 548 10 441 2

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Table 4. Observed and expected contraceptive prevalence and effect of sex preference on prevalence in Matlab project area, by year
Prevalence 1983 1988 1993
Observed 40.0 54.0 63.9
Expected 43.4 58.4 67.6
Effect* -8.5 -8.2 -5.8
*Calculated as ([Observed prevalence - Expected prevalence]/Observed prevalence) x 100.

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Table 5. Observed and expected abortion ratio and effect of sex preference on the abortion ratio in Matlab comparison and project areas, by period
Ratio and effect Comparison area Project area
1982-1986 1987-1991 1992-1995 1982-1986 1987-1991 1992-1995
Observed 20.9 39.5 51.1 15.6 24.8 23.8
Expected 28.5 53.9 70.5 19.9 33.8 36.9
Effect* -36.0 -36.5 -38.0 -27.4 -36.3 -55.0
*Calculated as ([Observed ratio - Expected ratio]/Observed ratio) x 100.

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Table 6. Observed and expected percentage of women giving birth, effect of sex preference on fertility, and TFR in Matlab comparison and project areas, by period
%, effect and TFR Comparison area Project area
1984-1986 1989-1991 1994-1995 1984-1986 1989-1991 1994-1995
Observed 58.1 49.6 27.2 47.3 36.4 22.7
Expected 54.3 45.4 24.9 43.1 32.6 19.9
Effect* 6.5 8.3 8.6 9.0 10.4 12.3
TFR 5.5 4.7 3.8 4.3 3.3 3.0
*Calculated as ([Observed percentage - Expected percentage]/Observed percentage) x 100.

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