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Table 4 Adjusted odds of discontinuing and switching relative to continuation after adjusting for relevant background characteristics (n = 560)

From: Association between experience of specific side-effects and contraceptive switching and discontinuation in Uganda: results from a longitudinal study

Variables Odds ratio (OR) 95% conf. interval p-value
LL UL
Bleeding less 1.86 1.04 3.34 0.037
Bleeding more 2.74 1.00 7.51 0.050
Bleeding irregularly 1.31 0.58 2.91 0.512
Change in sexual experience 0.95 0.40 2.25 0.913
Physical discomfort 1.24 0.69 2.24 0.470
Using the method < 12 months 1.47 1.02 2.11 0.040
Method (ref: Implant)
 IUD 0.85 0.33 2.17 0.730
 Injectables 2.18 1.47 3.23 < 0.001
 Pill 3.32 1.68 6.56 0.001
Age 1.02 0.98 1.06 0.261
Parity (ref: 0–1)
 2–3 0.96 0.56 1.64 0.874
 4+ 0.90 0.45 1.80 0.760
Married or in union (ref: Not married) 0.67 0.41 1.09 0.103
Urban (ref: Rural) 1.34 0.80 2.24 0.261
Education (ref: None)
 Primary 1.01 0.52 1.97 0.976
 Higher 1.10 0.51 2.34 0.811
Wealth (ref: lowest 40%) 0.65 0.44 0.96 0.030
Fertility desire (ref: Want 1–2 years)
 Want in 2+ years 0.45 0.25 0.79 0.006
 Do not want anymore 0.35 0.18 0.70 0.003