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Table 2 Distribution of modern contraceptive use across individual and contextual factors of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Predictors of modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed effects multilevel analysis of data from 29 demographic and health surveys

Variables

Weighted N

Weighted %

Modern contraceptive use

χ2 (p-value)

Age

365.7 (< 0.001)

 15–19

33,197

36.4

21.1

 

 20–24

57,886

63.6

26.8

 

Marital status

476.9 (< 0.001)

 Never married

33,359

36.6

28.5

 

 Married

38,564

42.3

21.3

 

 Cohabiting

14,012

15.4

24.6

 

 Widowed/divorced/separated

5148

5.7

25.7

 

Religion

8.2 (< 0.001)

 Christianity

60,928

66.9

29.1

 

 Islam

25,992

28.5

15.0

 

 Other

4162

4.6

20.5

 

Employment status

45.3 (< 0.001)

 Not working

37,956

41.7

26.2

 

 Working

53,127

58.3

23.6

 

Age at first sex

281.8 (< 0.001)

 Less than 15 years

19,252

21.1

20.1

 

 15–19 years

65,236

71.6

25.9

 

 20–24 years

6595

7.2

26.2

 

Parity

371.0 (< 0.001)

 No birth

33,799

37.1

22.3

 

 One birth

31,748

34.9

27.0

 

 Two births

16,884

18.5

27.6

 

 Three births

6577

7.2

21.7

 

 Four or more births

2074

2.3

14.7

 

Frequency of reading newspaper/magazine

7.9 (< 0.001)

 Not at all

70,291

77.2

21.4

 

 Less than once a week

10,880

12.0

35.4

 

 At least once a week

9912

10.9

36.5

 

Frequency of listening to radio

698.1 (< 0.001)

 Not at all

36,24

40.1

20.5

 

 Less than once a week

17,828

19.6

26.0

 

 At least once a week

36,731

40.3

28.3

 

Frequency of watching television

640.2 (< 0.001)

 Not at all

48,953

53.8

21.6

 

 Less than once a week

11,640

12.8

25.9

 

 At least once a week

30,490

33.5

29.3

 

Desire for more children

263.2 (< 0.001)

 Have another

81,348

89.3

24.4

 

 Undecided

3668

4.0

20.1

 

 No more

6067

6.7

31.7

 

Ideal number of children

12.5 (< 0.001)

 0–3

28,448

31.2

33.7

 

 4–5

41,582

45.7

25.6

 

 6+

21,052

23.1

10.8

 

Place of residence

969.0 (< 0.001)

 Urban

37,290

40.9

30.0

 

 Rural

53,793

59.1

21.0

 

Community literacy level

3.3 (< 0.001)

 Low

29,156

32.0

18.1

 

 Moderate

33,323

36.6

27.0

 

 High

28,603

31.4

28.8

 

Community socio-economic status

7.3 (< 0.001)

 Low

50,072

55.0

19.9

 

 Moderate

7563

8.3

30.7

 

 High

33,448

36.7

30.5

 

Community knowledge of modern method

6.0 (< 0.001)

 Low

72,827

78.0

27.1

 

 Moderate

16,786

18.4

15.6

 

 High

1470

1.6

9.5

 
  1. Source: Demographic and Health Surveys