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Table 2 Results of fixed effects regression models of fertility, wanted fertility and unwanted fertility on socioeconomic variables and program score in 25 Sub-Saharan Africa countries with 104 DHS surveys

From: Trends in fertility and fertility preferences in sub-Saharan Africa: the roles of education and family planning programs

Full model Reduced model
Panel A: Total fertility rate
  Coefficient P value   Coefficient P value
Education − 0.139 0.043 Education − 0.127 0.005
Child mortality − 0.003 0.063 Program score − 0.026 0.000
GNI/cap 0.216 0.736    
Percent urban − 0.023 0.186    
Program score − 0.033 0.000    
Constant 7.29 0.000 Constant 6.63 0.000
N 104   N 98  
R2 within 0.67   R2 within 0.64  
Panel B: Wanted total fertility rate
  Coefficient P value   Coefficient P value
Education − 0.068 0.288 Education − 0.087 0.035
Child mortality − 0.002 0.224 Program score − 0.021 0.000
GNI/cap 0.212 0.723    
Percent urban − 0.025 0.125    
Program score − 0.026 0.000    
Constant 5.89 0.001 Constant 5.52 0.000
N 104   N 98  
R2 within 0.58   R2 within 0.56  
Panel C: Unwanted total fertility rate
  Coefficient P value   Coefficient P value
Education − 0.072 0.048 Education − 0.040 0.079
Child mortality − 0.001 0.168 Program score − 0.005 0.019
GNI/cap 0.004 0.991    
Percent urban 0.002 0.822    
Program score − 0.008 0.009    
Constant 1.40 0.160 Constant 1.10 0.000
N 104   N 98  
R2 within 0.29   R2 within 0.26