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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of independent variables associated with current use of LARC

From: Knowledge and attitudes towards use of long acting reversible contraceptives among women of reproductive age in Lubaga division, Kampala district, Uganda

OUTCOME: Current use of LARC
Independent variable Total Current use of LARC, n (%) Unadjusted PRR (95% CI) p-value
Age (years)      
 < 24 228 65 (36.31) 1   
 ≥ 24 337 114 (63.69) 1.19 (0.92-1.53) 0.187
No. of children delivered      
 None 113 26 (14.53) 1   
 Has children 426 153 (85.47) 1.47 (1.03-2.11) 0.036*
Religion      
 Non catholic 343 107 (59.78) 1   
 Catholic 222 72 (40.2) 1.03 (0.81-1.33) 0.757
Marital status      
 Never married 113 27 (15.08) 1   
 Ever married 452 152 (84.92) 1.41 (0.99-2.01) 0.058
Previous use of LARC      
 No 325 55 (30.73) 1   
 Yes 230 124 (69.27) 3.05 (2.33-4.00) 0.000***
Occupation      
 Unemployed 301 105 (58.66) 1   
 Employed 264 74 (41.34) 0.80 (0.63-1.03) 0.083
Level of education      
 Never attended 115 40 (22.35) 1   
 Attended 446 139 (77.65) 0.90 (0.67-1.19) 0.452
Abortion      
 No 441 137 (76.54) 1   
 Yes 120 42 (23.46) 0.66 (0.34-1.28) 0.217
Knowledge of duration of protection from pregnancy
IUD      
 No 178 43 (24.02) 1   
 Yes 387 136 (75.98) 1.46 (1.10-2.02) 0.006**
Implant      
 No 170 40 (22.35) 1   
 Yes 395 139 (77.65) 1.45 (1.11-2.02) 0.009**
Injectable      
 No 71 18 (10.06) 1   
 Yes 494 161 (89.94) 1.29 (0.85-1.96) 0.240
Knowledge of site of administration
IUD      
 No 136 31 (17.32) 1   
 Yes 429 148 (82.68) 1.51 (1.08-2.12) 0.016*
Implant      
 No 112 21 (11.73) 1   
 Yes 453 158 (88.27) 1.86 (1.24-2.79) 0.003**
Injectable      
 No 46 8 (4.47) 1   
 Yes 519 171 (95.53) 1.89 (0.99-3.61) 0.051
Attitudes towards use of LARC      
LARC should be used by married women
 Disagree 457 156 (87.15) 1   
 Agree 108 23 (12.85) 0.62 (0.43-0.92) 0.016*
Partner should decide your contraceptive use
 Disagree 293 70 (39.11) 1   
 Agree 272 109 (60.89) 1.68 (1.31-2.16) 0.000***
LARC prevents pregnancy occurrence
 Disagree 31 9 (5.03) 1   
 Agree 534 170 (94.97) 1.09 (0.62-1.93) 0.749
Health workers should explain the contraceptive side effects
 Disagree 52 11 (6.15) 1   
 Agree 513 168 (93.85) 1.79 (1.01-3.17) 0.047*
LARC can cause permanent infertility
 Disagree 379 112 (62.57) 1   
 Agree 186 67 (37.43) 1.22 (0.95-1.56) 0.116
  1. Statistically significant at *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001.