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Table 5 Adjusted odds ratios of discontinuation relative to switching after adjusting for relevant background characteristics (n = 292)

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

  Odds ratio 95% conf. interval P-value
LL UL
Bleeding less 1.30 0.51 3.29 0.581
Bleeding more 1.20 0.38 3.81 0.752
Bleeding irregularly 1.38 0.54 3.49 0.494
Change in sexual experience 0.69 0.21 2.27 0.541
Physical discomfort 0.90 0.37 2.17 0.812
Using the method < 12 months 0.73 0.43 1.25 0.25
Method (ref: Implant)
 IUD 0.45 0.13 1.55 0.203
 Injectables 0.98 0.57 1.68 0.944
 Pill 0.68 0.29 1.60 0.376
Short-acting method 1.04 0.63 1.70 0.885
Age 0.99 0.94 1.05 0.835
Parity (ref: 0–1)
 2–3 0.63 0.27 1.49 0.289
 4+ 0.57 0.20 1.60 0.281
Married or in union (ref: Not married) 0.93 0.45 1.93 0.837
Urban (ref: Residence) 1.08 0.67 1.76 0.743
Education (ref: None)
 Primary 0.24 0.07 0.82 0.024
 Higher 0.16 0.05 0.54 0.004
Wealth (ref: lowest 40%) 0.75 0.45 1.23 0.247
Fertility desire (ref: Want 1–2 years)
 Want in 2+ years 0.71 0.35 1.44 0.337
 Do not want anymore 0.96 0.39 2.36 0.932