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Table 3 Results of multivariate logistic regression model predicting child marriage, women age 20–24

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

Variable OR CI
Ever attended school {Yes}
 No 3.01*** [1.90, 4.78]
Religion {Christian}
 Muslim 1.40 [0.86, 2.29]
 Traditionalist/Spiritualist 1.34 [0.38, 4.67]
 No religion 2.12+ [0.97, 4.63]
Ethnicity {Akan}
 Ga/Dangme 0.50+ [0.24, 1.07]
 Ewe 0.46* [0.24, 0.87]
 Mole-Dagbani 0.82 [0.47, 1.43]
 Gurma 0.64 [0.29, 1.42]
 Other 0.94 [0.55, 1.63]
Region {Greater Accra}
 Western 0.65 [0.34, 1.23]
 Central 0.67 [0.37, 1.22]
 Volta 0.83 [0.33, 2.10]
 Eastern 1.00 [0.59, 1.68]
 Ashanti 0.50* [0.28, 0.90]
 Brong Ahafo 0.52* [0.28, 0.96]
 Northern 0.49+ [0.24, 0.98]
 Upper East 0.50+ [0.22, 1.12]
 Upper West 0.66 [0.28, 1.58]
Residence {Urban}
 Rural 1.25 [0.86, 1.82]
Wealth quintile {Lowest}
 Second 0.82 [0.45, 1.51]
 Middle 0.59+ [0.33, 1.03]
 Fourth 0.37** [0.20, 0.71]
 Highest 0.32** [0.15, 0.69]
Total (Weighted) 1613  
Linktest
 Hat 0.01  
 Hatsq 0.40  
  1. Exponentiated coefficients; 95% confidence intervals in brackets []; Reference categories in parenthesis {}; + p < .1, * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001
  2. Source of data: 2014 GDHS