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Table 2 Binary Logistic Regression Results on Correlates of Unintended Pregnancy

From: Prevalence and correlates of unintended pregnancy in Ghana: Analysis of 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey

Variable OR 95% CI P-value
Age cohort
 15–19 1 [1]
 20–24 0.71*** [0.09–0.56] 0.000
 25–29 0.25*** [0.09–0.70] 0.000
 30–34 0.21*** [0.07–0.57] 0.000
 35–39 0.16*** [0.06–0.47] 0.000
 40–44 0.38*** [0.06–0.53] 0.000
 45–49 0.14*** [0.04–0.47] 0.000
Wealth status
 Poor 1 [1]  
 Middle 1.42* [0.48–0.91] 0.008
 Rich 0.89** [0.35–0.79] 0.013
Education level
 No education 1 [1]  
 Primary/JHS 1.22*** [0.13–0.81] 0.008
 Secondary/SHS 1.86* [1.22–2.84] 0.031
 Higher/tertiary 2.61** [1.24–5.58] 0.024
Religion
 Christianity 1 [1]  
 Islam 0.71*** [0.42–0.99] 0.000
 Traditionalist 0.94** [0.30–0.84] 0.011
 No religion 0.70 [0.37–2.19] 0.921
Marital status
 Never married 1 [1]  
 Married 0.41** [0.31–0.91] 0.002
 Cohabiting 1.19** [0.51–0.99] 0.001
 Separated 2.14 [1.91–3.81] 0.201
 Divorced 1.52*** [0.03–0.79] 0.000
 Widowed 1.11 [0.62–2.18] 0.491
Residential status
 Rural 1 [1]  
 Urban 1.39 [0.86–1.95] 0.069
Occupation
 Not working 1 [1]  
 Primary 1.31** [0.76–1.11] 0.026
 Secondary 1.05 [0.59–1.86] 0.084
 Tertiary 1.21 [0.75–1.94] 0.298
Parity
 1–4 1 [1]  
 4+ 0.25*** [0.16–0.39] 0.000
Contraceptive use and intention
 Using modern method 1 [1]  
 Using traditional method 0.82 [0.65–1.06] 0.023
 Intends to use later 0.98 [0.83–1.15] 0.019
 Does not intend to use 0.65 [0.45–2.77] 0.450
Decision maker for contraceptive use
 Respondent alone 1 [1]  
 Husband alone 0.77 [0.45–1.39] 0.031
 Joint decision 1.01 [0.41–0.99] 0.011
 Other 1.18 [0.06–18.11] 0.821
  1. Source: Computed from 2014 GDHS dataset. OR Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval in square brackets; 1 = reference; * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001