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Table 2 Predictors of lactational amenorrhea method knowledge of postpartum women in Aksum town, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, June 2015

From: Knowledge and associated factors of lactational amenorrhea as a contraception method among postpartum women in Aksum town, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Variable Knowledge of LAM
Yes No COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
Maternal educational attainment
 No formal education 5 75 Ref Ref  
 Primary educational 24 178 0.82 (0.3–2.24) 0.6 (0.1–3.0)  
 Secondary education and above 23 285 1.67 (1.2–3.0)a 1.2 (1.1–4.0)a 0.00
Place of birth
 Home 1 12 Ref Ref  
 Health institution 51 526 1.16 (1.11–9.13)a 1.4 (1.2–4.3)a 0.04
PNC
 Yes 21 237 1.16 (1.13–2.0)a 1.3 (1.2–3.0)a 0.02
 No 31 301 Ref Ref  
Visited and counseled FP by HEW in the last 12 months
 Yes 42 415 1.14 (1.1–2.5)a 1.5 (1.3–4.0)a 0.001
 No 10 123 Ref Ref  
Fertility desire
 Yes 42 444 Ref Ref  
 No 10 94 1.12 (1.1–2.3)a 1.02 (0.30–2.81) 0.13
Number of live children
 1 10 172 Ref Ref  
 2–3 30 251 0.55 (0.23–1.3) 0.4 (0.3–1.7)  
 ≥ 4 12 115 1.14 (1.1–2.3)a 1.7 (1.2–7.0) 0.82
  1. FP family planning, HEW health extension worker, PNC postnatal care, Ref reference category
  2. aStatistically associated