Volume 14, Issue 5 (September-October 2015)                   Payesh 2015, 14(5): 697-702 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
2- Medcine Faculty, Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3- Family and School Health, Ministry of Health & Medical education, Tehran, Iran
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Objective (s): During recent years fertility rate is decreasing in Iran. This study aimed to assess fertility desire and its correlates in Tehran, Iran.
Methods: This was population-based study. A sample of married individuals living in all 22 districts in Tehran recruited and were asked whether they intend to have a child at present. Participants were interviewed via a structured questionnaire including items on socio-demographic and reproductive information. Logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the association between fertility desire and independent variables.
Results: In all 1200 individuals (600 male and 600 female) were interviewed. The mean age of participants was 33.6 (SD = 7.31) years. Overall 36.8% of respondents indicated that they wish to have a child while the remaining 68.2 said that they did not. The results obtained from logistic regression analysis showed that infertility disinterest was associated with marriage duration (OR = 0.91, P = 0.0001, male gender (OR = 1.45, P = 0.02), number of children at present (OR = 2.9, P = 0.0001), poor income (OR = 2.77, P = 0.0001). Other independent variables also showed association in the expected direction, but the associations were not significant.
Conclusion: These preliminary findings could shed some light on the topic. It seems there is need to conduct a national survey to have a better insight on fertility desire among Iranians.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2014/10/25 | ePublished ahead of print: 2015/11/18 | Published: 2015/11/15

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