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Table 5 Factors associated with women’s intention to use LAPMs in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia, January 2013

From: Factors affecting women’s intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics (n=411) Intention to use LAPMs COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
 Yes # (%)  No # (%)
Age
15-24 59 (46.8) 67 (53.2) 1 SM
25-34 85 (34.1) 164 (65.9) 0.59 (0.38-0.91)* 0.86 (0.47-1.53)
35 and above 12 (33.3) 24 (66.7) 0.57 (0.26-1.23) 0.89 (0.34-2.31)
Household
1-4 92 (44.2) 116 (55.8) 1 1
5 and above 64 (31.5) 139 (68.5) 0.58 (0.39-0.87)* 0.81 (0.47-1.41)
Educational status
No education 40 (29.6) 95 (70.4) 1 1
Primary education 41 (28.9) 101 (71.1) 0.96 (0.57-1.62) 0.85 (0.48-1.48)
Secondary education 51 (53.1) 45 (46.9) 2.69 (1.58-4.64)* 2.10 (1.11-3.98)**
Higher education 24 (63.2) 14 (36.8) 4.07 (1.91-8.67)* 2.80 (1.15-6.77)**
Decide on the number of children
Husband 8 (21.1) 30 (78.9) 1 1
Myself 44 (32.4) 92 (67.6) 1.79 (0.76-4.23) 1.53 (0.62-3.80)
Together 104 (43.9) 133 (56.1) 2.93 (1.29-6.67)* 2.22 (0.93-5.29)
Knowledge score
Low knowledge 56 (33.9) 109 (66.1) 1 1
Moderate knowledge 59 (36.9) 101 (63.1) 1.37 (0.72-1.79) 0.75 (0.43-1.31)
Great knowledge 41 (47.2) 45 (52.3) 1.77 (1.04-3.02)* 0.74 (0.36-1.52)
Attitude score (composite)
Negative attitude 62 (28.7) 154 (71.3) 1 1
Positive attitude 94 (48.2) 101 (51.8) 2.31 (1.54-3.47)* 2.47 (1.48-4.11)**
Heard myths and misconceptions
Yes 95 (34.4) 181 (65.6) 1 1
No 61 (45.2) 74 (54.8) 1.57 (1.03-2.39)* 1.71 (1.08-2.72)**
  1. *Statistically significance in COR: P-value < 0.05, **statistically significance in AOR.
  2. P-value < 0.05.