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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression analyses of selected factors affecting intention to use LAPMs among married women, Adigrat town, January 2012

From: Intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods and factors affecting it among married women in Adigrat town, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Total (n) Intention to use LAPM COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Age (years)      
  15–19 9 6(66.7) 3(33.3) 1.0(ref.)  
  20–24 122 58(47.5) 64(52.5) 0.4(0.10, 1.89) 0.4(0.08, 2.69)
  25–29 162 82(50.6) 80(49.4) 0.5(0.12, 2.12) 0.4(0.07, 2.25)
  30–34 98 46(46.9) 52(53.1) 0.4(0.10, 1.87) 0.2(0.05, 1.68)
  35–39 93 45(48.4) 48(51.6) 0.4(0.11, 1.98) 0.4(0.07, 2.87)
  40–44 31 17(54.8) 14(45.2) 0.6(0.12, 2.87) 0.7(0.10, 5.35)
  45–49 18 4(22.2) 14(77.8) 0.1(0.02, 0.84) 0.1(0.01, 1.09)
Participant education      
  No education 86 25(29.1) 61(70.9) 1.0(ref.)  
  Primary (1–8th) 174 102(58.6) 72(41.4) 3.4(1.98, 6.01) 1.7(0.84, 3.41)
  Secondary (9–12th) 192 102(53.1) 90(46.9) 2.7(1.60, 4.76) 1.6(0.73, 3.48)
  Higher education 81 29(35.8) 52(64.2) 1.3(0.71, 2.60) 1.4(0.49, 4.02)
Partner’s education      
  No education 51 10(19.6) 41(80.4) 1.0(ref.)  
  Primary (1-8th) 131 71(54.2) 60(45.8) 4.8(2.24, 10.5) 3.7(1.47, 9.40)**
  Secondary (9-12th) 198 112(56.6) 86(43.4) 5.3(2.53, 11.2) 2.9(1.13, 7.44)*
  Higher education 153 65(42.5) 88(57.5) 3.0(1.41, 6.48) 1.8(0.65, 5.31)
Participant occupation      
  Housewife 320 175(54.7) 145(45.3) 1.00(ref.)  
  Employed 129 45(34.9) 84(65.1) 0.4(0.29, 0.67) 0.4(0.23, 0.81)**
  Daily labourer 56 31(55.4) 25(44.6) 1.0(0.58, 1.81) 0.6(0.33, 1.31)
  Merchants 28 7(25.0) 21(75.0) 0.2(0.11, 0.66) 0.3(0.10, 0.79)*
#Family income 533 258(48.4) 275(51.6) 1.0(1.00, 1.00) 1.0(1.00, 1.00)
Wants more child with in 2 years      
  Yes 223 87(39.0) 136(61.0) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
  No 310 171(55.2) 139(48.8) 1.9(1.35, 2.72) 1.9(1.22, 3.13)**
#Ideal desired no. of births 533 258(48.4) 275(51.9) 0.7(0.65, 0.84) 0.7(0.62, 0.88)***
Discussion on FP      
  Yes 467 239(51.2) 228(48.4) 2.6(1.47, 4.55) 1.2(0.58, 2.83)
  No 66 19(28.8) 47(71.2) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
Know LAPMs      
  Yes 498 251(50.4) 247(49.6) 3.5(1.47, 8.23) 4.7(1.58, 14.01)**
  No 31 7(22.6) 24(77.4) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
Ever use of MC      
  Yes 420 215(51.2) 205(48.8) 1.7(1.11, 2.61) 1.4(0.78, 2.57)
  No 113 43(38.1) 70(60.9) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
Current user of MC      
  Yes 245 134(54.7) 111(45.3) 1.6(1.13, 2.25) 0.86(0.53, 1.39)
  No 288 124(43.1) 164(56.9) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
Husband support LAPM use      
  Agree 425 232(54.6) 193(45.4) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
  Neutral 43 14(32.6) 29(67.4) 0.4(0.20, 0.78) 0.8(0.35, 2.00)
  Disagree 65 12(18.5) 53(81.5) 0.18(0.09, 0.36) 0.2(0.09, 0.45)***
Husband decides to use contraceptives      
  Agree 160 68(42.5) 92(57.5) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
  Neutral 44 11(25.0) 33(75.0) 0.4(0.21,0.95) 0.6(0.27, 1.68)
  Disagree 329 179(54.4) 150(45.6) 1.6(1.10, 2.36) 1.0(0.62, 1.69)
LAPMs can harm womb      
  Agree 146 39(26.7) 107(73.3) 0.19(0.12,0.29) 0.24(0.14, 0.41)***
  Neutral 100 30(30.0) 70(70.0) 0.2(0.13, 0.36) 0.26(0.13, 0.49)***
  Disagree 287 189(65.9) 98(34.1) 1.0(ref.) 1.0(ref.)
  1. *Significant at P < 0.05, **significant at P < 0.01, ***significant at P < 0.001.
  2. #family monthly income and number of ideal desired children to have in life were treated as continuous variable. no. = number; ref = reference; MC = modern contraceptives.