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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis of factors influencing postpartum modern contraceptive use

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

Variable COR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Age of mother
 10–19 Ref   Ref  
 20–29 0.9 (0.2–4.6) 0.916 1.5 (0.2–9.3 0.683
 30–39 1.5 (0.3–7.5) 0.625 1.6 (0.3–10.5) 0.610
 40–49 4.0 (0.6–26.0) 0.146 2.4 (0.2–30.7) 0.490
Ever used modern contraceptive
 No Ref   Ref < 0.001
 Yes 5.0 (2.9–8.6) < 0.001 7.7 (3.4–17.5)
Menstruated after delivery     0.003
 No Ref   Ref
 Yes 1.7 (1.0–2.9) 0.050 4.3 (1.7–11.3)
Resumed sexual activity     0.011
 No Ref   Ref
 Yes 8.5 (3.7–19.3) < 0.001 4.7 (1.4–15.4)
Discussed family planning with partner
 No Ref   Ref 0.044
 Yes 9.4 (4.8–18.3) < 0.001 3.1 (1.03–9.2)
Partners’ approval of modern contraceptive use
 No Ref   Ref  
 Yes 6.0 (3.2–11.4) < 0.001 18.1 (6.3–51.6) < 0.001
 I do not know 0.3 (0.1–0.8) 0.013 7.7 (1.6–38.1) 0.012
Family planning counselling at antenatal
 No Ref   Ref  
 Yes 2.4 (1.2–4.8) 0.009 3.5 (1.3–9.9) 0.016
Family planning counselling at postnatal
 No Ref   Ref 0.139
 Yes 3.4 (2.0–5.7) < 0.001 2.0 (0.8–5.3)
Knowledge of available family planning methods at the health facility
 No ref   Ref 0.001
 Yes 6.7 (3.8–11.8) < 0.001 4.7 (1.9–11.5)