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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis of factors associated with early marriage among reproductive age in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016

From: Spatial distribution and associated factors’ of early marriage among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: a secondary data analysis of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Variables Marriage year Crude odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Under 18 year Above 18 year
Place of residence     
 Urban 1026 1077 1 1
 Rural 6297 3247 2.03 (1.71, 2.42) 0.95 (0.72, 1.18)
Age group     
 < 20 966 271 1 1  
 20–34 3692 2576 0.41 (0.32, 0.50) 0.39 (0.30, 0.51)*
 35–49 2664 4477 0.50 (0.40, 0.63) 0.39 (0.30, 0.51)*
Women level of education     
 Unable to read and write 4909 2148 1 1
 Primary education 2039 1311 0.68 (0.59, 0.78) 0.60 (0.51, 0.71)*
 Secondary education 267 497 0.23 (0.18, 0.30) 0.19 (0.13, 0.26)*
 Higher education 106 366 0.12 (0.08, 0.17) 0.11 (0.07, 0.18)*
Husband level of education     
 Unable to read and write 3247 1516 1 1
 Primary education 3448 1323 0.86 (0.74, 1.03) 1.10 (0.93, 1.30)
 Secondary education 466 508 0.42 (0.34, 0.53) 0.89 (0.70, 1.14)
 Higher education 241 471 0.23 (0.17, 0.31) 0.82 (0.55, 1.23)
Wealth quartile     
 Poor 3043 1559 1 1
 Middle 1530 793 0.92 (0.78, 1.08) 0.95 (0.79, 1.14)
 Rich 2747 2070 0.63 (0.53, 0.75) 0.98 (0.80, 1.21)
Region     
 Tigray 542 304 1 1
 Afar 81 27 1.67 (1.25, 2.23 1.25 (0.92, 1.70)
 Amhara 2108 778 1.51 (1.19, 1.93) 1.47 (1.16, 1.87)*
 Oromia 2751 1681 0.91 (0.72, 1.75) 0.79 (0.63, 0.99)*
 Somalia 199 158 0.70 (0.55, 0.89) 0.55 (0.42, 0.70)*
 Benishangul Gumuz 81 43 1.04 (0.80, 1.35) 0.94 (0.70, 1.25)
 SNNP 343 966 0.77 (0.60, 0.99) 0.72 (0.56, 0.92)*
 Gambela 21 12 0.97 (0.75, 1.27) 1.42 (1.02, 1.97)*
 Harari 15 13 0.65 (0.50, 0.85) 0.72 (0.55, 0.95)*
 Addis Ababa 141 310 0.25 (0.20, 0.31) 0.35 (0.25, 0.47)*
 Dire Dawa 34 27 0.69 (0.53, 0.90) 0.69 (0.52, 0.91)*
Media exposure     
 No media exposure 5968 3095 1 1
 Has media exposure 1353 1229 0.59 (0.49, 0.66) 1.17 (0.97, 1.42)
Occupation status of mothers     
 No 3551 2127 1 1
 Yes 3771 2196 1.02 (0.95, 1.15) 1.08 (0.96, 1.23)
  1. *Significance at 5% level and CI confidence interval