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Table 5 Multivariable analysis of factors 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
  Total Current use of LARC, n (%) Unadjusted (95% CI) PRR Adjusted (95% CI) PRR
Age (years)
 < 24 228 65 (36.31) 1 1
 ≥ 24 337 114 (63.69) 1.19 (0.92-1.53) 1.01 (0.81-1.27)
No. of children delivered
 None 113 26 (14.53) 1 1
 Has children 426 153 (85.47) 1.47 (1.03-2.11) 1.20 (0.85-1.68)
Marital status
 Never married 113 27 (15.08) 1 1
 Ever married 452 152 (84.92) 1.41 (0.99-2.01) 1.12 (0.80-1.58)
Previous use of LARC
 No 325 55 (30.73) 1 1
 Yes 230 124 (69.27) 3.05 (2.33-4.00) 2.89 (2.19-3.81) ***
Knowledge of duration of protection from pregnancy
IUD     
 No 178 43 (24.02) 1 1
 Yes 387 136 (75.98) 1.46 (1.10-2.02) 1.14 (0.79-1.63)
Implant     
 No 170 40 (22.35) 1 1
 Yes 395 139 (77.65) 1.45 (1.11-2.02) 0.88 (0.60-1.28)
Knowledge of site of administration
IUD     
 No 136 31 (17.32) 1 1
 Yes 429 148 (82.68) 1.51 (1.08-2.12) 0.94 (0.65-1.37)
Implant     
 No 112 21 (11.73) 1 1
 Yes 453 158 (88.27) 1.86 (1.24-2.79) 1.83 (1.17-2.87)
LARC should be used by married women
 Disagree 457 156 (87.15) 1 1
 Agree 108 23 (12.85) 0.62 (0.43-0.92) 0.63 (0.44-0.90) *
Partner should decide your contraceptive to use
 Disagree 293 70 (39.11) 1 1
 Agree 272 109 (60.89) 1.68 (1.31-2.16) 1.49 (1.18-1.88) ***
Health workers should explain contraceptive side effects
 Disagree 52 11 (6.15) 1 1
 Agree 513 168 (93.85) 1.79 (1.01-3.17) 1.45 (0.84-2.49)
  1. Statistically significant at *p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001.