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Table 5 The relationship between knowledge and sociodemographic characteristics with viewpoint of adolescent girls about child marriage based on the multivariate logistic regression model

From: Knowledge and viewpoint of adolescent girls regarding child marriage, its causes and consequences

Variable Adjusted odds ratio
(95% confidence interval)
P value
Knowledge (Reference: Poor)
Good 5.05 (0.51–50.31) 0.167
Average 5.71 (0.61–2.95) 0.125
Mother’s Education (Reference: University)
Illiterate/Elementary school 2.10 (24.26–0.08) 0.654
Secondary school 0.57 (17.53–0.02) 0.748
High school/diploma 1.43 (0.09–21.56) 0.795
Father’s Education (Reference: University)
Illiterate/Elementary school 3.36 (0.13–86.69) 0.464
Secondary school 0.86 (0.04–18.02) 0.926
High school/diploma 1.74 (0.11–7.39) 0.693
Number of brothers (Reference: ≥2)
0 0.75 (0.08–6.80) 0.798
1 0.84 (0.15–4.65) 0.843
Marital status (Reference: Married)
Single 0.32 (0.03–2.91) 0.313
The marriage of parents under the age of 18 years old (Reference: No)
Yes 0.00 (1.12–1.03) 0.998
The traditional marriage of parents (Reference: No)
Yes 2.59 (15.70–0.43) 0.299
The marriage of close or distant relatives under the age of 18 years old (Reference: No)
Yes 1.19 (9.25–0.15) 0.869
Appropriate age of marriage for girls (Reference: ≥20)
< 20 13.82 (73.16–2.61) 0.002
Final decision-maker about the girls’ marriage (Reference: Others*)
My self 0.55 (0.11–2.89 ) 0.483
Disagreement with parents if they decide to girls’ marriage under the age of 18 years old (Reference: No)
Yes 0.09 (0.63–0.01) 0.016
  1. *Father, mother and relatives