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Table 3 Bivariable and multivariable analysis of associated factors of intention to use LAPMs of women in health institutions of Axum town, northern Ethiopia, March, 2016 (n = 384)

From: Intention to use long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods and associated factors in health institutions of Aksum Town, North Ethiopia

VariablesIntention to use LAPMsOR
YesNoCORAOR (95% CI)
Number (%)Number (%)
Knowledge on LAPMs
 Low knowledge65 (37.6%)108 (62.4%)1.001.00
 Good knowledge135 (64%)76 (36%)2.95***2.15 (1.29, 3.56)**
Age of mothers
 18–24 years59 (67.8%)28 (32.2%)2.37**3.18 (1.30, 7.79)*
 25–34 years84 (47.7%)92 (52.3%)1.031.19 (0.60, 2.35)
 ≥ 35 years57 (47.1%)64 (52.9%)1.001.00
Mothers’ education
 No formal education27 (41.5%)38 (58.5%)0.570.70 (0.27, 1.80)
 Primary school31 (38.3%)50 (61.7%)0.49*0.34 (0.14, 0.78)*
 Secondary school88 (62.4%)53 (37.6%)1.321.06 (0.50, 2.25)
 Post secondary54 (55.7%)43 (44.3%)1.001.00
Number of children desired
 032 (57.1%)24 (42.9%)1.2810.21 (3.10, 33.58)***
 145 (58.4%)32 (41.6%)1.354.70 (1.68, 13.13)**
 265 (53.3%)57 (46.7%)1.101.95 (0.84, 4.52)
 333 (41.2%)47 (58.8%)0.670.75 (0.32, 1.80)
 4–625 (51%)24 (49%)1.001.00
Decision on the number of children
 Myself23 (34.3%)44 (65.7%)1.001.00
 Together177 (55.8%)140 (44.2%)2.42**2.05 (1.01, 4.18)*
Religion
 Orthodox196 (53%)174 (47.0%)2.820.71 (0.18, 2.78)
 Muslim4 (28.6%)10 (71.4%)1.001.00
Attitude on LAPMs
 Negative attitude40 (29.4%)96 (70.6%)1.001.00
 Positive attitude160 (64.5%)88 (35.5%)4.36***3.41 (1.99, 5.85) ***
Heard myths and misconceptions
 Yes131 (55.0%)107 (45.0%)1.371.06 (0.64, 1.74)
 No69 (47.3%)77 (52.7%)1.001.00
Household size
 1–4141 (54.4%)118 (45.6%)1.340.22 (0.03, 1.70)
 5–1059 (47.2%)66 (52.8%)1.001.00
Number of children alive
 ≤ 2142 (54.6%)118 (45.4%)1.3710.67 (1.29, 88.31)*
 > 258 (46.8%)66 (53.2%)1.001.00
Mothers occupation
 House wife100 (52.6%)90 (47.4%)0.740.46 (0.19, 1.07)
 Private business23 (41.1%)33 (58.9%)0.470.44 (0.16, 1.22)
 Employed50 (53.8%)43 (46.2%)0.780.53 (0.21, 1.35)
 Unemployed27 (60.0%)18 (40.0%)1.001.00
  1. * Statistically significant at P < 0.05, ** statistically significant at P < 0.01, and *** statistically significant at P < 0.001; OR odds ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio; no formal education includes illiterate and able to read and write