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Table 2 Sample characteristics and birth registration rates by selected characteristics

From: Obstacles to birth registration in Niger: estimates from a recent household survey

  Population shares (%) Birth registration rates (%)
Rural Urban All Rural Urban All
Sex of the child       
 Male 49.6 52.2 50.0 48.6 85.9 54.1
 Female 50.4 47.8 50.1 46.7 81.3 51.4
Location       
 Urban 14.2 83.7
 Rural 85.8 47.7 47.7
Region       
 Agadez 1.5 8.4 2.5 29.7 87.9 58.0
 Diffa 3.3 3.1 3.2 32.9 70.7 38.0
 Dosso 11.8 6.4 11.0 65.1 81.6 66.5
 Maradi 23.0 16.6 22.0 51.5 70.5 53.6
 Tahoua 19.2 9.5 17.8 57.9 94.0 60.6
 Tillaberi 16.5 6.6 15.1 47.4 76.8 49.2
 Zinder 24.9 12.5 23.2 31.1 80.6 34.9
 Niamey 0.0 37.0 5.3 - 89.7 89.7
Age of the child       
 Less than 1 year old 19.2 20.4 19.3 51.2 84.7 56.2
 1 year old 18.3 20.3 18.6 53.5 83.9 58.2
 2 years old 19.5 18.3 19.3 45.7 84.5 50.9
 3 years old 23.7 20.5 23.2 45.2 81.7 49.8
 4 years old 16.4 17.6 16.5 42.0 83.7 48.3
Asset quintile       
 Bottom 25.9 1.8 22.5 44.5 42.0 44.5
 Second 23.5 3.1 20.6 41.2 56.4 41.5
 Third 23.4 3.8 20.6 44.1 72.7 44.9
 Fourth 21.6 25.5 22.1 54.8 74.2 58.0
 Top 5.6 65.9 14.2 76.5 90.4 85.6
Education of the head       
 No education 83.7 58.3 80.1 43.8 78.7 47.4
 Primary (partial or completed) 10.8 18.9 12.0 65.9 90.7 71.5
 Secondary (partial or completed) 5.1 16.6 6.7 69.0 88.6 75.8
 Post-secondary (partial or completed) 0.3 6.2 1.2 94.7 95.8 95.6
Education of the spouse       
 No education 87.4 60.5 83.6 43.9 77.8 47.4
 Primary (partial or completed) 9.3 19.7 10.8 65.9 93.5 73.0
 Secondary (partial or completed) 3.2 17.6 5.2 79.5 94.8 86.8
 Post-secondary (partial or completed) 0.0 2.2 0.3 100.0 94.1 94.4
Spouses married as children       
 None 10.1 36,00 13.8 54.7 86.2 66.4
 One out of three 0.1 0.1 0.1 46.6 100.0 50.6
 Half 4.6 5.7 4.7 51.8 88.3 58.1
 Two out of three 0.6 0.0 0.6 52.0 100.0 52.1
 All 84.5 58.2 80.8 46.1 82.8 49.9
Disability status of child       
 No disability 98.4 98.6 98.4 47.8 83.9 52.9
 One or more disabilities 1.6 1.4 1.6 42.4 65.3 45.2
Marital status of the head       
 Never married 1.2 1.2 1.2 36.3 90.2 44.3
 Married once 64.7 71.7 65.7 47.1 84.8 52.9
 Polygamous 29.9 23.1 28.9 49.0 79.7 52.4
 Separated, widow, or divorced 4.2 4.0 4.2 50.2 84.2 54.8
Occupation of the head       
 Agriculture 77.4 15.5 68.6 46.4 69.3 47.2
 Domestic work 4.4 4.3 4.4 39.7 50.3 41.2
 Administration 1.3 19.0 3.8 89.9 94.4 93.1
 Trade 7.3 30.4 10.5 59.9 84.1 69.8
 Other occupation 8.2 27.7 11.0 43.5 88.7 59.7
 No occupation   1.4 3.2 1.6 60.8 86.9 67.9
  1. Source: Authors’ estimation using ENISED data