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Table 3 Direct determinants of unintended pregnancies

From: Determinants of unintended pregnancies among currently married women in Uganda

Selected characteristic AOR(95%CI)
Woman’s age
 15–24 1.00
 25–34 0.37(0.33–0.43)**
 35–49 0.12(0.09–0.15)**
Wealth index
 Poor 1.00
 Middle 1.03(0.91–1.16)
 Rich 0.72(0.64–0.82)**
Woman’s education level
 No education 1.00
 Primary 1.44(1.24–1.67)**
 Secondary/Higher 1.28(1.06–1.54)*
Place of residence
 Urban 1.00
 Rural 1.16(1.03–1.31)*
Region
 Central 1.00
 Eastern 1.25(1.11–1.42)**
 Western 0.72(0.63–0.82)**
 Northern 1.46(1.26–1.69)**
Religion
 Catholic 1.00
 Anglican 1.06(0.95–1.17)
 Muslim 1.33(1.16–1.53)**
 Others 1.21(1.07–1.38)**
Occupation
 Not working 1.00
 Professional/technical/managerial/ clerical 0.98(0.81–1.20)
 Agricultural/household and domestic 0.99(0.87–1.12)
 Sales/services 1.01(0.86–1.19)
 Manual 0.96(0.82–1.12)
Access to family planning messages
 No 1.00
 Yes 1.03(0.93–1.13)
Husband’s age
 ≤24 1.00
 25–34 0.86(0.72–1.01)
 35–44 0.73(0.60–0.89)**
 45 and above 0.49(0.39–0.61)**
Husband’s education level
 No education 1.00
 Primary 1.47(1.21–1.79)**
 Secondary/Higher 1.48(1.20–1.82)**
 Do not know 1.52(1.10–2.11)*
Knowledge on ovulation
 During/after period 1.00
 Middle of the cycle 0.95(0.86-–.06)
 Before period begins 1.17(1.00–1.36)
 Do not know 1.28(1.14–1.45)**
Contraceptive use and intention
 No 1.00
 Yes 0.47(0.42–0.54)**
Discontinuation of contraceptives
 No 1.00
 Yes 1.74(1.58–1.92)**
 Age at sexual debut 1.54(1.04–2.28)*
 Age at first marriage 0.95(0.71–1.26)
 Age at first birth 3.36(2.19–5.16)**
 Total children ever born 1.42(1.38–1.46)**
  1. † is a reference category; AOR is the adjusted odds ratio; 95% CI is the confidence interval at 95%; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01; the assessment was based generalized structural equation model with χ2<0.001