PIP: Data from 540 couples randomly selected from Primary Health Centre villages are analyzed. Marital fertility rate was found to be 226.94 per thousand married women of reproductive age. Marked variations were observed among various groups within the population. Marital fertility was higher for Moslems than Hindus, and for nuclear than for joint families. Illiteracy was positively associated with higher marital fertility, as were low income and laboring occupations. Among age groups, women aged 25-29 had the highest marital fertility rates.