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Table 6 Determinants of adolescent childbirth among women of urban residence, age 20–24 years at 2016 UDHS (N = 1144)

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 (%; 95% CI) Crude PR (95% CI) P-value (crude) Adjusted PR (95% CI) Wald test p-value
Zone
 Central 676 36.5 (31.0–42.4) 1   1  
 Eastern 160 40.6 (33.2–48.4) 1.11 (0.87–1.42) 0.401 0.93 (0.76–1.14) 0.483
 Northern 098 40.2 (32.3–48.6) 1.10 (0.85–1.42) 0.465 0.93 (0.76–1.14) 0.466
 Western 209 45.3 (35.0–56.1) 1.24 (0.94–1.65) 0.134 1.01 (0.77–1.31) 0.953
Religion
 Anglican 480 36.5 (30.2–43.3) 1   1  
 Catholic 397 38.7 (33.1–44.7) 1.06 (0.83–1.35) 0.636 1.08 (0.86–1.37) 0.492
 Muslim 227 47.2 (38.4–56.2) 1.29 (1.02–1.64) 0.035 1.08 (0.86–1.34) 0.518
 Other 039 25.0 (11.0–47.5) 0.69 (0.33–1.42) 0.306 0.94 (0.51–1.72) 0.840
Education attainment
 No and Incomplete primary 200 69.2 (62.0–75.5) 1    1
 Complete primary and higher 944 32.6 (28.5–37.1) 0.47 (0.40–0.56) < 0.001 0.74 (0.61–0.89) 0.001
Household wealth index
 Poorest 059 59.9 (45.5–72.8) 1   1  
 Poorer 044 60.0 (46.2–72.5) 1.00 (0.73–1.38) 0.987 0.88 (0.67–1.15) 0.340
 Middle 062 46.8 (31.3–62.9) 0.78 (0.54–1.13) 0.189 0.83 (0.59–1.17) 0.284
 Richer 177 49.5 (40.1–58.9) 0.83 (0.60–1.13) 0.234 0.84 (0.62–1.12) 0.227
 Richest 802 33.4 (28.9–38.3) 0.56 (0.42–0.73) < 0.001 0.77 (0.57–1.03) 0.077
In union before first birth
 No 638 32.4 (27.6–37.5) 1   1  
 Yes 505 47.4 (40.8–54.1) 1.46 (1.18–1.82) 0.001 1.04 (0.84–1.28) 0.741
Age at 1st sex -mean years (SD) 17.3 (2.26) 15.9 (1.80) 0.77 (0.75–0.80) < 0.001 0.79 (0.76–0.81) < 0.001