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Table 3 Association of characteristics of study participants with unmet need for family planning in rural Ethiopia, 2020

From: Unmet need for family planning among rural married women in Ethiopia: What is the role of the health extension program in reducing unmet need?

Variables Weighted percentage with unmet need for FP Unweight total number with unmet need for FP COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Women exposed to FP services through HEP 21.52 3295 0.56 (0.47, 0.66) 0.46 (0.37, 0.59)*
Maximum qualification of health workers
 Level III HEWs Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Level IV HEWs 21.57 1785 0.73 (0.64, 0.85) 0.80 (0.67, 0.95)*
 Clinical nurse or midwife 26.08 73.92 0.72 (0.35, 0.89) 0.90 (0.73, 1.13)
Health post ready to provide FP service 22.72 3269 0.60 (0.49, 0.73) 1.02 (0.75, 1.39)
Age in year   0.98 (0.97, 0.99)*
Women have formal education 17.34 82.66 0.72 (0.62, 0.83) 1.10 (0.92, 1.32)
Wealth   
 Lowest quantile Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Lower quantile 26.46 749 0.69 (0.56, 0.84) 0.86 (0.68, 1.08)
 Middle quantile 22.81 761 0.64 (0.52, 0.78) 0.76 (0.60, 0.96)*
 Higher quantile 20.62 812 0.57 (0.47, 0.70) 0.69 (0.54, 0.87)*
 Highest quantile 18.19 841 0.46 (0.37, 0.56) 0.52 (0.41, 0.67)*
Women live in pastoralist area 31.05 1202 1.26 (1.10, 1.44) 1.05 (0.87, 1.26)
Women are knowledgeable about modern FP methods 21.84 3407 0.74 (0.61, 0.90) 0.76 (0.58, 1.01)
Current number of children   
 1–2 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 3–4 22.95 1077 1.28 (1.06, 1.55) 1.29 (1.04, 1.59)*
 5 and above 29.15 1138 1.82 (1.52, 2.17) 2.11 (1.67, 2.65)*
Husbands are aware of the availability of FP services at health post 21.73 3001 0.95 (0.82, 1.12) 1.22 (1.01, 1.48)*
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, FP family planning, HEP Health Extension Plan, HEW Health Extension Workers
  2. *Statistically significant