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Table 4 Bivariate analysis to determine factors associated with men’s use of family planning with their spouses

From: Male partner approval on the use of modern contraceptive methods: factors determining usage among couples in Kibaha district, Tanzania

VariableOR95% CIp-value
Ward (ref = Mlandizi)
Soga1.4(0.9;2.2)0.131
Village (ref = Kibwende)
Mlandizi K1.7(0.8;3.3)0.136
Msufini0.5(0.2;1)0.066
Soga1.6(0.8;3.5)0.195
Vikuge1.5(0.6;3.3)0.36
Marital status (ref = married)
Cohabiting0.7(0.4;1.1)0.132
Type of marital union (ref Monogamous)
Polygamous0.5(0.2;1.2)0.115
Education level (ref = no education)
Primary2.6(1.4;4.8)0.002*
Secondary and above1.5(0.7;3.1)0.251
Knowledge on any contraceptive method24.1(7.3;79.9)< 0.001*
Knowledge of nearby FP centre6.2(3.1;12.3)< 0.001*
Living in urban area0.7(0.5;1.1)0.131
Age categories (in years) ref.: 17-27yrs
28–371.2(0.7;2.2)0.459
38–471.4(0.8;2.7)0.267
48+1.9(0.8;4.1)0.122
Number of children (ref: One)
Two2(1.1;3.6)0.025*
Three1.7(0.9;3.2)0.091
More than three1.6(0.9;2.7)0.117
Distance to the nearest FP centre1.0(0.99;1.01)0.839
Availability of FP provider (during visit)12.0(2.26;63.7)0.004*
  1. *P value < 0.05