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Table 5 Factors associated with implants discontinuation among implants user women in health facilities of Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 351)

From: Discontinuation of implants use and associated factors among women attending health facility clinics in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia, 2019; cross sectional study

Variables LARCs discontinuation
Ye s (%) No (%)
P-value AOR
(95% C.I)
Occupation of participant
 House wife 71 (47.7%) 78 (52.3%) 0.110 2.622 (0.855–8.041)
 Merchant 30 (48.4%) 32 (51.6%) 0.164 2.613 (0.801–8.529)
 Private employee 27 (57.4%) 20 (42.6%) 0.559 1.531 (0.456–5.141)
 Government employee 32 (49.2%) 33 (50.8%) 0.184 2.337 (0.71–7.694)
 Student 18 (64.3%) 10 (35.7%)   1
Maternal Educational status
 Unable to read and write 22 (50.0%) 22 (50.0%) 0.663 1.423 (0.360–5.633)
 Read and Write 23 (59.0%) 16 (41.0%) 0.605 0.798 (0.235–2.712)
 Primary 42 (42.4%) 57 (57.6%) 0.115 2.240 (0.793–6.329)
 Secondary 44 (53.7%) 38 (46.3%) 0.962 1.095 (0.427–2.811)
 College and above 47 (54.0%) 40 (46.0%)   1
Husband‘s educational level
 Unable to read and write 13 (48.1%) 14 (51.9%) 0.708 0.581 (0.159–2.1177)
 Read and Write 15 (60.0%) 10 (40.0%) 0.465 0.351 (0.112–1.118)
 Primary 31 (56.4%) 24 (43.6%) 0.589 0.446 (0.189–1.052)
 Secondary 44 (44.0%) 56 (56.0%) 0.215 0.903 (0.444–1.836)
 College and above 75 (52.1%) 69 (47.9%)   1
Ever used contraceptives before implants
 Yes 106 (46.1%) 124 (53.9%) 0.017 1.613 (0.940–2.769)
 No 72 (59.5%) 49 (40.5%)   1
Counseling about side effects of implants
 Yes 108 (65.5%) 57 (34.5%) < 0.0001 2.394 (1.422–4.03) **
 No 70 (37.6%) 116 (62.4%)   1
Counseling about benefit of implants
 Yes 171 (52.3%) 156 (47.7%)   1
 No 7 (29.2%) 17 (70.8%) 0.034 2.312 (0.825–6.480)
Side effects
 Yes 34 (25.0%) 102 (75.0%) < 0.0001 6.33 (3.719–10.76) ***
 No 144 (67.0%) 71 (33.0%)   1
Follow-up
 Yes 155 (56.4%) 120 (43.6%)   1
 No 23 (30.3%) 53 (69.7%) < 0.0001 2.241 (1.186–4.234) *
  1. Significant at ***p < 0.0001, **p = 0.001, *p = 0.013, AOR Adjusted odds ratio