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Table 6 Indirect determinants of unintended pregnancies through contraceptive use and intention and discontinuation of contraceptives

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

Selected characteristic  Contraceptive use and intention Discontinuation of contraceptives
  AOR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Woman’s age
 15–24 1.00 1.00
 25–34 1.04(0.88–1.22) 1.25(1.10–1.41)**
 35–49 2.21(1.83–2.69)** 1.00(0.84–1.19)
Wealth index
 Poor 1.00 1.00
 Middle 0.91(0.80–1.05) 1.26(1.11–1.43)**
 Rich 0.93(0.81–1.07) 1.13(0.99–1.29)
Woman’s education level
 No education 1.00 1.00
 Primary 0.57(0.50–0.66)** 1.39(1.18–1.64)**
 Secondary/Higher 0.53(0.44–0.64)** 1.12(0.92–1.36)
Place of residence
 Urban 1.00 1.00
 Rural 1.14(1.00–1.31) 0.92(0.81–1.03)
Region
 Central 1.00 1.00
 Eastern 1.22(1.06–1.42)** 1.30(1.14–1.48)**
 Western 1.47(1.27–1.69)** 1.13(0.99–1.29)
 Northern 1.41(1.19–1.66)** 1.08(0.93–1.26)
Religion
 Catholic 1.00 1.00
 Anglican 0.86(0.76–0.96)* 1.14(1.03–1.27)*
 Muslim 1.08(0.92–1.27) 1.21(1.05–1.39)**
 Others 1.15(1.00–1.33)* 1.04(0.91–1.19)
Occupation
 Not working 1.00 1.00
 Professional/technical/managerial/ clerical 0.81(0.65–1.01) 0.86(0.70–1.04)
 agricultural/household and domestic 0.78(0.67–0.89)** 0.91(0.79–1.04)
 Sales/services 0.65(0.54–0.79)** 1.02(0.86–1.19)
 Manual 0.80(0.68–0.95)* 0.99(0.84–1.16)
Access to family planning messages
 No 1.00 1.00
 Yes 0.85(0.77–0.95)** 1.14(1.03–1.26)*
Husband’s age
 ≤24 1.00 1.00
 25–34 0.81(0.66–0.99)* 1.59(1.32–1.92)**
 35–44 0.91(0.71–1.15) 1.74(1.40–2.15)**
 45 and above 1.50(1.16–1.93)** 1.41(1.11–1.79)**
Husband’s education level
 No education 1.00 1.00
 Primary 0.55(0.46–0.65)** 1.26(1.01–1.56)*
 Secondary/Higher 0.54(0.45–0.66)** 1.34(1.06–1.68)*
 Do not know 0.53(0.37–0.74)** 1.23(0.87–1.73)
Knowledge on ovulation
 During/after period 1.00  
 Middle of the cycle 1.01(0.90–1.14)  
 Before period begins 0.94(0.78–1.12)  
 Don’t know 1.37(1.20–1.56)**  
Contraceptive use and intention
 No   1.00
 Yes   0.47(0.41–0.53)**
  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