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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of stayers and migrants

From: Ethnic fertility behavior and internal migration in Nigeria: revisiting the migrant fertility hypotheses

VariableAll Ethnic GroupsHausa-FulaniIgboYoruba
StayersMigrantsStayersMigrantsStayersMigrantsStayersMigrants
%%%%%%%%
Age
 15–191.30.51.71.20.50.4
 20–246.04.17.33.94.04.33.64.3
 25–2914.711.916.511.311.412.912.18.5
 30–3417.621.817.919.216.124.018.121.3
 35–3920.124.919.927.218.722.622.326.6
 40–4418.420.416.224.922.817.821.314.9
 45–4922.016.520.612.326.518.322.224.5
Religion
 Catholic8.023.29.440.537.61.45.3
 Other Christian22.239.90.212.755.660.262.246.8
 Islam68.637.099.377.92.235.847.9
 Traditionalist0.80.13.50.5
 Others0.40.50.40.1
Highest education
 None57.331.885.272.514.14.07.47.4
 Primary19.217.19.79.939.022.830.717.0
 Secondary19.135.24.313.838.347.849.258.5
 Higher4.415.90.73.98.625.412.717.0
 Wealth Index        
 Poor51.725.973.760.524.93.44.9
 Middle17.15.813.95.529.75.714.97.4
 Rich31.268.312.434.045.490.980.292.6
Place of residence
 Urban38.467.320.236.964.586.473.293.6
 Rural61.632.779.863.135.513.626.86.4
Children ever born
 1–429.947.123.228.931.359.351.259.6
 5–846.641.444.946.253.137.945.540.4
 9+23.511.431.924.815.62.83.3
Number of observations57,2501,93935,76277810,97097310,518188