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Table 5 Factors Associated with Modern Contraceptives Use Among Female University Students

From: Contraceptive use, knowledge, attitude, perceptions and sexual behavior among female University students in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

Variable Crude PR (95 % CI) Adjusted PR (95 % CI) P-value
Year of Study    
 Year-1 1.0 1.0  
 Year-2 1.28 (1.07,1.53) 1.22 (1.02,1.45) 0.029
 Year 3+ 1.17 (0.96,1.42) 1.09 (0.89, 1.34) 0.388
Age (years) 1.05 (1.04,1.08) 1.03 (1.00, 1.06) 0.027
Marital status    
 Not married 1.0 1.0  
 Consensual union 1.91 (1.65,2.21) 1.75 (1.50, 2.05) <0.001
 Married 1.84 (1.43,2.36) 1.32 (0.92, 1.90) 0.132
Residence    
 Home 1.0 1.0  
 University hall 0.80 (0.62,1.02) 0.84 (0.65, 1.07) 0.161
 Hostel 1.07 (0.90,1.28) 1.08 (0.91, 1.28) 0.392
 Other arrangements 1.23 (0.99,1.51) 1.06 (0.87, 1.29) 0.566
Religion    
 Catholics 1.0 1.0  
 Protestants 1.13 (0.96,1.33) 1.16 (0.99, 1.36) 0.063
 Muslim 1.19 (0.93,1.51) 1.17 (0.93, 1.48) 0.189
 Evangelical/SDA 0.62 (039,0.50) 0.65 (0.50, 0.84) 0.001
Ever been pregnant    
 No 1.0 1.0  
 Yes 1.66 (1.39,1.98) 1.18 (0.93, 1.48) 0.166
Contraceptive methods are for females only    
 Disagree 1.0 1.0  
 Agree 1.33 (1.04,1.69) 1.41 (1.10, 1.18) 0.007
It is wrong to use contraceptives    
 Disagree 1.0 1.0  
 Agree 0.67 (0.54,0.84) 0.67 (0.55, 0.83) <0.001
  1. Bold type numbers indicate statistical significance at <0.05 level
  2. PR:Prevalence ratio