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Analysis of fertility in Kiboga district

Olivia Nankinga, Department of Population Studies, Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University

This paper analyzed fertility levels in Kiboga district, Uganda. The district has a sex ratio of about 103 males per 100 females which makes it quite different from others and has one of the fastest growing populations in Uganda. Data for research was collected by Uganda Bureau of Statistics and the effect of socio-economic factors on fertility was studied. The findings showed that Education levels were low, employment basically on household level, the biggest proportion of the population rural based and marriage basically monogamous which led to high fertility levels among women. Women who were residing in rural areas, married, in polygamous unions, working within households and the less educated had higher fertility than their counterparts. It was recommended that girl child education and employment should be promoted and there is need for extra efforts in family planning programs and health care service delivery to control fertility levels.

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Presented in Session 149: High fertility societies, stagnation in the fertility decline: Where, why and future prospects?