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Table 4 Odds ratios from logistic regression showing factors associated with the use of modern contraception among young women aged 15–24, Nepal DHS 2016

From: Factors influencing the use of reproductive health services among young women in Nepal: analysis of the 2016 Nepal demographic and health survey

Background variable Odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Age
 15–19 1.00  
 20–24 0.98 0.71–1.34
Working status
 Not working 1.00  
 Working 1.12 0.85–1.48
Caste/ethnicity
 Dalit 1.00  
 Brahman/Chhetri 1.30 0.84–2.02
 Terai caste 0.64 0.36–1.16
 Janajati 1.76** 1.15–2.70
 Muslim 0.52 0.25–1.05
Number of living children
 0 1.00  
 1–2 3.22*** 2.31–4.49
 3+ 9.07*** 4.88–16.86
Fertility preference
 Wants no more children 1.00  
 Wants more children 0.57*** 0.45–0.73
 Undecided 0.71 0.41–1.24
Women’s participation in decision-making
 Not participate 1.00  
 Participate one or more decisions 1.34* 1.04–1.74
Exposure to media (at least once a week)
 Not exposed 1.00  
 Exposed 1.49** 1.15–1.92
  1. Note: *** p < 0.001, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05