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First of all, this analysis supports the argument that, if mothers with shorter previous birth intervals have used prenatal care, their babies are significantly more likely to have better survival chances during the neonatal period than those mothers with the same short birth interval who did not receive prenatal care for the index child.
The median birth interval for females who had 'ever worked' were relatively shorter as compared to those who 'never worked'.
The question of period of childbirth is another interesting finding but hopefully that will be substantiated and strengthened in the supply-side model, which I referred to earlier, with birth intervals.
In fact, the purpose of acquiring a co-wife was often said to be one of lengthening birth intervals or, in some cases, of stopping child bearing altogether.
The first birth interval was significantly longer for the Humli women at 3.
As well as the physical and mental stress involved, women might not be recovering from the nutrition depletion caused by having children when there are short birth intervals.
The multivariate models omitted two variables: vaccination (because data were missing for 61% of children) and birth interval (because inclusion of this variable would have resulted in multicollinearity with the birth-order variable, as 34% of children were first-born and thus had no preceding birth interval).
We also adjust for birth order and birth interval, with the assumption that children of higher birth order and those who were born within a short period of time following the preceding birth may be smaller than their counterparts (Seidman et al.
HIV-positive and HIV-negative women differed with respect to age, parity, length of last birth interval, child survival, childbearing intentions and intention to breastfeed, with HIV-positive women both desiring and having fewer children.
Four percent had given birth after age 39, and 36% had had a birth interval of less than two years.
There was no significant difference in the average birth interval between contraceptive users and non-users (p = 0.