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Table 1 Independent variables considered for multivariate model inclusion

From: Indicators of young women’s modern contraceptive use in Burkina Faso and Mali from Demographic and Health Survey data

Sociodemographic determinants Access to care
 Wealth index (standardized)  Barrier to seeking medical care: getting permission
 Age  
 Educational attainment  Barrier to seeking medical care: money
 Residence (urban/rural)  Barrier to seeking medical care: distance
 Currently working  Barrier to seeking medical care: not wanting to go alone
 Religion Reproductive Preferences
 Marital status  Ever terminated pregnancy Age at first sex
Women’s empowerment  Number of children
 Home ownership  Ideal number of children
 Land ownership  Desire for more children
Health care decision making Total number of wives
 Wife beating justified for refusal to have sex Age at first marriage/cohabitation a
Knowledge and information on family planning methods Age at first birth
 Knowledge of contraceptive methoda Partner’s desire for more children
 Heard family planning messages on radio Sexual and Reproductive Health Behavior
 Saw family planning messages in newspaper/magazine  Sex partners, last 12 months
 Saw family planning messages on TV  Sex partners, lifetime
 Visited by a family planning health care worker in the last 12 months  Recent sexual activity
 Visited a health facility in the last 12 months  Contraceptive use and intentiona
 Last source of modern contraceptivea
 Reason for discontinuation of previous modern methoda
  1. aVariables excluded from regression models due to potential multicollinearity, not enough responses or theoretical redundancy with other indicators.
  2. Italicized variables are specific to ever married women or women with children