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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