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Table 5 Determinants of adolescent childbirth among women of rural residence, age 20–24 years at 2016 UDHS (N = 2678)

From: Trends and determinants of adolescent childbirth in Uganda- analysis of rural and urban women using six demographic and health surveys, 1988–2016

Variables Total (N) Adolescent childbirth (row%; 95% CI) Crude PR (95% CI) P-value (crude) Adjusted PR (95% CI) Wald test P-value
Zone
 Central 583 57.3 (52.1–62.4) 1   1  
 Eastern 886 60.1 (55.7–64.3) 1.05 (0.93–1.18) 0.420 0.88 (0.80–0.96) 0.004
 Northern 515 66.0 (61.9–69.8) 1.15 (1.03–1.28) 0.011 0.92 (0.84–1.00) 0.063
 Western 693 59.9 (55.2–64.4) 1.04 (0.93–1.18) 0.473 0.96 (0.88–1.05) 0.416
Religion
 Anglican 1231 57.2 (53.6–60.6) 1   1  
 Catholic 1016 62.8 (58.9–66.6) 1.10 (1.01–1.20) 0.032 1.07 (0.99–1.15) 0.062
 Muslim 355 65.0 (58.2–71.3) 1.14 (1.01–1.28) 0.034 1.13 (1.02–1.26) 0.020
 Other 076 64.5 (53.4–74.3) 1.13 (0.95–1.34) 0.172 1.06 (0.92–1.24) 0.410
Education attainment
 No and incomplete primary 1328 74.5 (71.8–77.0) 1   1  
 Complete primary and higher 1350 46.9 (43.7–50.0) 0.63 (0.59–0.68) < 0.001 0.84 (0.78–0.90) < 0.001
Household wealth index
 Poorest 588 74.2 (70.5–77.5) 1   1  
 Poorer 657 65.1 (60.7–69.3) 0.88 (0.81–0.95) 0.001 0.95 (0.89–1.02) 0.185
 Middle 554 62.5 (58.0–66.8) 0.84 (0.77–0.92) < 0.001 0.98 (0.91–1.07) 0.693
 Richer 561 49.0 (44.1–53.9) 0.66 (0.59–0.74) < 0.001 0.84 (0.76–0.94) 0.001
 Richest 318 43.1 (37.1–49.2) 0.58 (0.50–0.67) < 0.001 0.76 (0.66–0.88) < 0.001
In Union before first birth
 No 1252 56.5 (53.2–59.7) 1   1  
 Yes 1426 64.2 (61.1–67.1) 1.14 (1.06–1.22) < 0.001 0.99 (0.94–1.05) 0.797
Age at 1st sex-mean years (SD) 16.6 (2.21) 15.7 (1.75) 0.84 (0.83–0.86) < 0.001 0.85 (0.84–0.87) < 0.001