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Table 2 Bivariate logistic regression predicting child marriage, women age 20–24

From: Child marriage in Ghana: evidence from a multi-method study

Variable OR 95% CI
Ever attended school {Yes}
 No 4.07*** [2.86, 5.79]
Religion {Christian}
 Muslim 1.86*** [1.28, 2.71]
 Traditionalist/Spiritualist 2.59 [0.78, 8.60]
 No religion 2.96*** [1.41, 6.22]
Ethnicity {Akan}
 Ga/Dangme 0.72 [0.37, 1.39]
 Ewe 0.69 [0.43, 1.10]
 Mole-Dagbani 1.63* [1.11, 2.38]
 Gurma 2.02*** [1.27, 3.21]
 Other 1.64* [1.04, 2.59]
Region {Greater Accra}
 Western 1.22 [0.68, 2.19]
 Central 1.16 [0.67, 2.01]
 Volta 1.01 [0.53, 1.94]
 Eastern 1.61+ [0.98, 2.67]
 Ashanti 0.73 [0.41, 1.30]
 Brong Ahafo 1.32 [0.76, 2.29]
 Northern 2.66*** [1.64, 4.30]
 Upper East 1.91+ [0.95, 3.88]
 Upper West 2.30+ [0.93, 5.68]
Residence {Urban}
 Rural 1.97*** [1.46, 2.65]
Wealth quintile {Lowest}
 Second 0.71 [0.46, 1.09]
 Middle 0.44*** [0.30, 0.65]
 Fourth 0.28*** [0.17, 0.46]
 Highest 0.25*** [0.15, 0.43]
  1. Exponentiated coefficients; 95% confidence intervals in brackets []; Reference categories in parenthesis {}; + p < .1, * p < .05, *** p < .001
  2. Source of data: 2014 GDHS