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Table 3 Matched logistic regression results for the different risk factors for vaginal fistula symptoms

From: Risk factors for vaginal fistula symptoms in Sub-Saharan Africa: a pooled analysis of national household survey data

Risk Factors Bayesian matched logistic regressions adjusting for outcome misclassification
OR (95 % CrI)
Being able to read 0.87 (0.77-0.99)
Post-primary education 0.90 (0.76-1.06)
Female genital mutilation 1.04 (0.82-1.30)
Short stature (<150 cm) 1.31 (1.02-1.68)
Intimate partner sexual violencea 2.13 (1.60-2.86)
Young age at 1st intercourse (<14 years)b 1.41 (1.16-1.71)
Young age at 1st birth (<14 years)c 1.39 (1.04-1.82)
Problem with permission to seek care 1.20 (0.99-1.47)
  1. OR = Odds ratio; 95 % CI = 95 % Confidence Interval; 95 % CrI = 95 % Credible Intervals.
  2. Statistically significant results at the alpha = 0.05 level are bolded.
  3. The matched logistic regression models adjust for the following covariates: age, literacy status (except for ‘Being able to read’ and ‘Post-primary education’), location of residence (urban/rural), gravidity status (except for ‘Young age at 1 st birth’), religion, and country (country fixed effects were omitted from the Bayesian regressions for ‘Young age at 1 st birth’ and ‘Problem getting permission to seek healthcare’).
  4. aAmong married and/or ever married women (or those in a union).
  5. bAmong sexually active women.
  6. cAmong primi/multiparous women.