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Table 6 Predictors of emergency contraception utilization among female students, Mizan-Tepi University, south west Ethiopia, March, 2014 (n = 188)

From: Factors associated with utilization of emergency contraception among female students in Mizan-Tepi University, South West Ethiopia

Variables Used EC Odds Ratio
Yes No COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
N (%) N (%)
Age     
 ≥20 years 45 (66.2 %) 61 (50.8 %) 1.89 (1.02, 3.50) 2.12 (.45, 9.98)
 15–19 years 23 (33.8 %) 59 (49.2 %) 1 1
Year of study     
 Year II and above 54 (79.4 %) 77 (64.2 %) 2.15 (1.07, 4.32) .60 (.13, 2.79)
 Year I 14 (20.6 %) 43 (35.8 %) 1 1
Field of study     
 Health sciences 21 (30.9 %) 25 (20.8 %) 1.69 (.86, 3.34) .52 (.18, 1.48)
 None Health sciences 47 (69.1 %) 95 (79.2 %) 1 1
Marital status     
 Ever married 22 (32.4 %) 10 (8.3 %) 5.26 (2.31,11.98) 2.90 (.95, 8.78)
 Singles 46 (67.6 %) 110 (91.7 %) 1 1
Age at first sexual intercourse     
 ≥20 years 43 (63.2 %) 23 (19.2 %) 7.25 (3.71,14.18) 4.04 (1.72, 9.52) *
 15–19 years 25 (36.8 %) 97(80.8 %) 1 1
History of pregnancy     
 Yes 47 (69.1 %) 34 (28.3 %) 5.66 (2.95,10.84) 3.12 (1.34, 7.24)*
 No 21 (30.9 %) 86 (71.7 %) 1 1
Ever use regular contraceptives     
 Yes 46 (67.6 %) 31 (25.8 %) 6.00 (3.12,11.52) 5.01 (2.23,11.27)**
 No 22 (32.4 %) 89 (74.2 %) 1 1
Knowledge on EC     
 Good knowledge 53 (77.9 %) 29 (24.2 %) 11.08 (5.45,22.53) 3.24 (1.32, 7.98)*
 Poor knowledge 15 (22.1 %) 91 (75.8 %) 1 1
Attitude towards EC     
 Favorable attitude 51 (75.0 %) 70 (58.3 %) 2.14 (1.11,4.13) 1.95 (.80, 4.75)
 Un Favorable attitude 17 (25.0 %) 50 (41.7 %) 1 1
  1. * P value of <0.05 and ** P value of <0.001