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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of socio-demographic characteristics associated with current postpartum modern contraceptive use

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive use among postpartum women in two health facilities in urban Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Contraceptive use, n (%) Chi square P-value
No Yes
Age of mother
 10–19 7 (3.0) 2 (2.4) 9.20 0.027
 20–29 126 (53.4) 33 (39.3)
 30–39 96 (40.6) 41 (48.8)
 40–49 7 (3.0) 8 (9.5)
Marital status
 Single/widow/divorced 24 (10.2) 12 (14.3) 1.05 0.305
 Married/cohabiting 212 (89.8) 72 (85.7)
Education of mother
 No formal education 10 (4.3) 4 (4.8)   0.298*
 Primary 22 (9.3) 4 (4.8)
 Secondary/vocational 144 (61.0) 60 (71.4)
 Tertiary 60 (25.4) 16 (19.0)
Occupation of mother
 Unemployed 59 (25.0) 18 (21.4) 0.43 0.511
 Employed 177 (75.0) 66 (78.6)
Education of partner
 No formal education 8 (3.4) 1 (1.2)   0.349*
 Primary 2 (0.9) 1 (1.2)
 Secondary/vocational 129 (54.6) 54 (64.3)
 Tertiary 97 (41.1) 28 (33.3)
  1. *Fisher’s exact
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