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Table 5 Predictors of Use Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods of Mekelle town, 2011.

From: Factors associated with utilization of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods among married women of reproductive age in Mekelle town, Tigray region, north Ethiopia

Variables (n = 440) Use of LAPM   Adjusted OR
  Yes No  
  No(%) No(%)  
Knowledge    
Low Knowledge 7(12.9) 192(87.1) 1
Moderate Knowledge 19(35.1) 85(64.9) 5.9(2.3,14.9)
High Knowledge 28(51.8) 109(48.2) 7.5(3.1,18.3)
Number of pregnancy    
One 22(40.7) 227(59.3) 1
Two and above 32(59.3) 159(41.1) 2.7(1.4,5.1)
Age category    1
15-24 7(12) 108(88) 2.3(0.4,46.6)
25-29 16(29.6) 110(70.4) 2.9(0.2,20.1)
30-34 10(18.6) 72(83.4) 1.4(0.5,44,8)
35-39 16(29.6) 44(70.4) 3.20(0.1,18.9)
≥ 40 5(7) 34(93) 1
Desire for more children    
Don't want 29(53.7) 143(46.3) 2.5(1.4, 5.1)
want 25(42.3) 243(57.7) 1
  1. (N = 440)