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Table 5 Indirect determinants of unintended pregnancies through children ever born and knowledge about ovulation

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

Selected characteristic  Children ever born No knowledge on ovulation
  AOR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Woman’s age
 15–24 1.00 1.00
 25–34 1.87(1.80–1.94)** 0.92(0.78–1.08)
 35–49 2.79(2.68–2.91)** 0.94(0.74–1.19)
Wealth index
 Poor 1.00 1.00
 Middle 1.00(0.97–1.02) 0.82(0.70–0.96)*
 Rich 0.94(0.91–0.96)** 0.83(0.71–0.98)*
Woman’s education level
 No education 1.00 1.00
 Primary 0.94(0.92–0.97)** 0.77(0.65–0.91)*
 Secondary/Higher 0.82(0.79–0.85)** 0.58(0.46–0.72)*
Place of residence
 Urban 1.00 1.00
 Rural 1.08(1.05–1.11)** 1.02(0.87–1.18)
Region
 Central 1.00 1.00
 Eastern 1.04(1.01–1.07)** 0.74(0.63–0.86)**
 Western 0.97(0.95–1.00) 0.71(0.60–0.83)**
 Northern 0.96(0.93–1.00)* 0.53(0.44–0.64)**
Religion
 Catholic 1.00 1.00
 Anglican 1.02(0.99–1.04) 1.00(0.88–1.14)
 Muslim 1.04(1.00–1.07)* 0.99(0.83–1.18)
 Others 1.05(1.02–1.08)** 1.11(0.95–1.31)
Occupation
 Not working 1.00 1.00
 Professional/technical/managerial/ clerical 0.93(0.89–0.97)** 1.14(0.89–1.46)
 agricultural/household and domestic 1.03(1.00–1.06) 0.79(0.68–0.93)**
 Sales/services 0.95(0.92–0.99)* 0.83(0.68–1.02)
 Manual 0.98(0.95–1.02) 0.78(0.64–0.94)*
Access to family planning messages
 No 1.00 1.00
 Yes 0.97(0.95–0.99)** 0.76(0.68–0.86)**
Husband’s age
 ≤24 1.00 1.00
 25–34 1.35(1.27–1.44)** 0.89(0.73–1.09)
 35–44 1.59(1.49–1.70)** 0.78(0.61–1.00)*
 45 and above 1.71(1.60–1.83)** 0.92(0.70–1.21)
Husband’s education level
 No education 1.00 1.00
 Primary 0.98(0.95–1.02) 1.22(0.97–1.53)
 Secondary/Higher 0.91(0.87–0.94)** 1.16(0.90–1.48)
 Do not know 0.90(0.84–0.96)** 2.28(1.62–3.23)**
 Age at first birth 0.43(0.40–0.45)**  
 Total children ever born 0.99(0.96-1.02)
  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