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American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 2019, 7(6), 231-236
DOI: 10.12691/ajams-7-6-5
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Fertility Level, Trend and Differentials in Nigeria: A Multivariate Analysis Approach

Chijioke J. Nweke1, George C. Mbaeyi1, , Kelechi C. Ojide1 and Chukwunenye I. Okonkwo1

1Department of Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Nigeria

Pub. Date: December 17, 2019

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Chijioke J. Nweke, George C. Mbaeyi, Kelechi C. Ojide and Chukwunenye I. Okonkwo. Fertility Level, Trend and Differentials in Nigeria: A Multivariate Analysis Approach. American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 2019; 7(6):231-236. doi: 10.12691/ajams-7-6-5


We present an empirical approach to changes in some fertility measures using multivariate profile analysis to determine level, trend and differences in fertility measures in Nigeria. ASFR, TFR and MNCEB was studied with respect to residency for three time points. Results obtained showed strong evidence of mean differences in TFR across zones with both ASFR, TFR and MNCEB showing no interaction with respect to residency. Various profile plots and tests showed evidences of parallelism for all the fertility measures considered. Some implications and suggestions with regards to policy formulation were also given.

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