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Table 3 Factors associated with postpartum LARC use, Multivariable analysis (N = 766)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception in Bukombe District, Geita Region, Tanzania: a community- based study

Variable LARC use COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
No Yes n (%)
Sociodemographics
Age (years)
 15–24 326 33 (10.1) 1   
 25–34 318 39 (12.3) 1.24 (0.76–2.03) 0.76 (0.28–2.07) 0.592
 35–49 122 8 (6.6) 0.62 (0.28–1.39) 0.40 (0.08–1.98) 0.261
Marital status
 Married 652 63 (9.7) 1   
 Unmarried 114 17 (14.9) 1.64 (0.92- 2.92) 0.85 (0.25–2.81) 0.785
maternal education
 Primary/below 714 70 (9.8) 1   
 Secondary/ above 52 10 (19.2) 2.19 (1.05–4.57) 0.82 (0.20–3.33) 0.784
Occupation
 Unemployed 740 71 (9.6) 1   
 Employed 26 9 (34.6) 4.99 (2.12–11.72) 4.82 (1.85–12.57) 0.0004
Income per month
 < 100,000 618 65 (10.5) 1   
 > 100,000 148 15 (10.1) 0.96 (0.53–1.74) 0.59 (0.22–1.57) 0.290
Residence
 Rural 523 32 (6.1) 1   
 Urban 243 48 (19.8) 3.78 (2.32–6.15) 2.94 (1.07–8.06) 0.036
Partner’s education (n = 731)
 Primary/below 557 48 (8.6) 1   
 Secondary and above 174 27 (15.5) 1.95 (1.17–3.24) 1.81 (0.69–4.73) 0.226
Reproductive factors
Discussing FP with partner (n = 731)
 No 303 5 (1.7) 1   
 Yes 428 70 (16.4) 11.65 (4.51–30.08) 3.23 (0.8412.41) 0.088
Living children
 1–2 336 36 (10.7) 1   
 3–4 228 28 (12.3) 1.17 (0.69–1.97) 1.45 (0.51–4.11) 0.489
 5 +  202 16 (7.9) 1.13 (0.39–1.33) 0.79 (0.20–3.03) 0.727
Mode of index delivery
 Vaginal delivery 735 71 (9.7) 1   
 C/S delivery 31 9 (29.0) 3.82 (1.68–8.67) 2.12 (0.32–14.12) 0.435
Place of index delivery
 Home 371 18 (4.9) 1   
 Health facility 395 62 (15.7) 3.65 (2.09–6.36) 0.59 (0.21–1.64) 0.314
Menstrual resumption
 No 341 16 (4.7) 1   
 Yes 425 64 (15.1) 21.71 (2.02–6.41) 0.61 (0.21–1.81) 0.375
Postpartum period
 < 6 months 241 17 (7.1) 1   
 6–12 months 270 17 (6.3) 0.89 (0.44–1.78) 0.74 (0.20–2.73) 0.654
  > 12- < 24 months 255 46 (18.0) 2.9 (1.60–5.26) 0.98 (0.31–3.13) 0.973
Counseled on FP (n = 141)
 No 57 20 (35.16) 1   
 Yes 84 60 (71.4) 4.63 (2.13–10.05) 4.39 (1.89–10.20) 0.001
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence interval