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Table 3 Factors associated with the use of modern contraceptives among currently married women of reproductive age group in Debre Birhan District, August 2010

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive utilization among married women of reproductive age group in North Shoa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Modern COR  
Contraceptive use (95% CI) AOR 95% CI
  Yes No   
Desire for more children     
 Want within two years 35 166 1 1
 Want after two years 161 136 5.62 (3.65-8.63) 5.71 (3.48 - 9.37)***
 Want no more 203 150 6.42 (4.21-9.78) 9.27 (5.43-15.84)***
Number of living children     
 None 30 67 1 1
 1-2 206 218 2.11 (1.32-3.38) 1.132 (0.627-2.043)
 3-5 150 137 2.45 (1.50-3.99) 1.438 (0.744-2.777)
 >5 13 30 0.97 (0.44-2.11) 0.355 (0.131-0.968)*
Husband approval of the use of modern contraceptive methods     
 Approve 353 232 7.16(4.84-10.59) 2.82 (1.67- 4.80)***
 Don’t know 9 46 0.92 (0.42-2.04) 2.50 (0.97-6.44)
 Disprove 37 174 1 1
Family monthly income quartiles     
 ≤300 97 116 0.59 (0.40-0.87) 0.66 (0.38-1.12)
 301-600 115 174 0.47(0.33-0.67) 0.54 (0.33-0.88)*
 601-927 63 74 0.60 (0.39-0.93) 0.50 (0.29-0.85)*
 ≥928 124 88 1 1
Discussion with the husband    
 Not discussed 22 181 1 1
 Once 80 83 7.90 (4.63-13.59) 4.50 (2.15-9.42)***
 Twice 24 32 6.17 (3.10-12.30) 4.10 (1.70-9.92)**
 Three times 54 35 12.69 (6.87-23.45) 5.99 (2.65-13.56)***
 More than three times 219 121 14.89 (9.08-24.43) 7.32 (3.60-14.86)***
  1. *P-value < 0.05, **P-value < 0.01, ***P-value < 0.001.
  2. Back ward stepwise multiple logistic regression was used to assess the independent effect of explanatory variables.