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Table 2 Fixed effects on the likelihood of delayed childbearing in Nigeria

From: Socio-demographic factors associated with delayed childbearing in Nigeria

Characteristic Model 1
(Wald Chi-sq = 523.6; p < 0.01)
Model 2
(Wald Chi-sq = 522.5; p < 0.01)
Model 3
(Wald Chi-sq = 523.6; p < 0.01)
AOR p-value 95% CI AOR p-value 95% CI AOR p-value 95% CI
Maternal age (years)
 35–39 yearsRC
 40–44 years 0.565 p < 0.01 0.498–0.640 0.565 p < 0.01 0.498–0.640 0.562 p < 0.01 0.496–0.637
 45–49 years 0.213 p < 0.01 0.179–0.254 0.215 p < 0.01 0.186–0.257 0.213 p < 0.01 0.178–0.254
Age at first marriage (years)
 14 years or younger
 15–19 years 1.195 p < 0.05 1.041–1.372 1.212 p < 0.05 1.055–1.394 1.229 p < 0.05 1.068–1.413
 20–24 years 1.264 p < 0.05 1.063–1.505 1.306 p < 0.05 1.095–1.557 1.333 p < 0.05 1.116–1.593
 25 years or older 3.316 p < 0.01 2.727–4.031 3.489 p < 0.01 2.855–4.265 3.571 p < 0.01 2.915–4.375
Maternal education
 NoneRC
 Primary 1.317 p < 0.01 1.151–1.506 1.078 0.327 0.928–1.252 1.098 0.235 0.941–1.281
 Secondary 1.433 p < 0.01 1.208–1.701 0.991 0.925 0.821–1.196 1.053 0.614 0.862–1.286
 Higher 3.414 p < 0.01 2.870–4.060 1.333 p < 0.05 1.043–1.702 1.480 p < 0.05 1.130–1.939
Female autonomy
 Full autonomyRC
 Joint autonomy 0.970 0.708 0.829–1.136 0.078 p < 0.01 0.046–0.132 0.917 0.255 0.791–1.064
 No autonomy 0.801 0.082 0.624–1.028 0.013 p < 0.01 0.005–0.035 0.722 p = 0.05 0.576–0.906
Current contraceptive use
 Not using any methodRC
 Using traditional method 1.227 p < 0.05 1.047–1.439 1.329 p = 0.05 1.092–1.617 1.043 0.513 0.919–1.183
 Using modern method 1.402 p < 0.05 1.114–1.764 1.737 p < 0.01 1.435–2.102 1.264 p = 0.01 1.108–1.443
Ideal family size
 1–2 childrenRC
 3–4 children 1.323 0.193 0.867–2.019 1.385 0.133 0.906–2.117 1.400 0.121 0.914–2.144
 5 or more children 1.455 0.063 0.980–2.161 1.468 0.058 0.987–2.184 1.476 0.055 0.991–2.197
Community literacy level
 LowRC    
 Medium     1.133 0.179 0.944–1.360 1.181 0.091 0.973–1.434
 High     1.426 p < 0.01 1.210–1.681 1.286 p < 0.05 1.099–1.504
Community wealth level
 LowRC    
 Medium     0.927 0.313 0.801–1.073 0.940 0.417 0.811–1.091
 High     1.029 0.776 0.843–1.257 1.068 0.534 0.868–1.313
Proportion ever used modern contraceptive in community
 LowRC    
 Medium     1.006 0.928 0.875–1.158 0.975 0.729 0.846–1.124
 High     1.014 0.878 0.849–1.211 1.440 p < 0.01 1.205–1.720
Type of community
 UrbanRC    
 Rural     0.822 0.001 0.733–0.922 0.945 0.389 0.830–1.075
Geographic region
 Northern regionRC    
 Southern region     0.904 0.237 0.765–1.069 0.916 0.311 0.774–1.085
Household wealth
 PoorestRC       
 Poorer        1.088 0.293 0.929–1.274
 Middle        1.041 0.653 0.872–1.243
 Richer        0.920 0.442 0.745–1.137
 Richest        0.895 0.409 0.688–1.164
Remarriage
 Married once       
 Remarried        1.222 p < 0.05 1.067–1.400
Living arrangement
 Living together       
 Living elsewhere        0.886 0.214 0.731–1.072
  1. RC reference category
  2. p < 0.01 or p < 0.05 (significant)