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Table 1 Variables, their distribution in the study sample, and the expected coefficient sign (n = 1309)

From: Determinants of unmet need for family planning in rural Burkina Faso: a multilevel logistic regression analysis

Variables Measurement Number Percent Expected coefficient sign
Outcome: Unmet need 0 = no unmet need 1070 81.74 NA
  1 = unmet need 239 18.26  
  Unmet need for spacing 197 15.05  
  Unmet need for limiting 42 3.21  
Explanatory:
Woman’s age 15–49 years (continuous)   
Number of children:
  0 = Fewer than 4 children 1125 85.94  
  1 = 4 and more children 184 14.06
Number of living sons:
  0 = No living son 516 39.42
  1 = At least one living son 793 60.58  
Experienced death of a child:
  0 = Did not experience the death of a child 1050 19.48 +
  1 = Experienced the death of a child 259 19.79  
Children less than 1 year:
  0 = Has no children younger than 1 year 255 19.48
  1 = Has a child younger than 1 year 1054 80.52  
Marriage type:
  0 = Monogamy 808 61.73 +
  1 = Polygamy 501 38.88  
Woman’s religion:
  0 = Muslim 800 61.12
  1 = Christian 509 38.27  
Wealth index
  1 = Poorest 233 17.04 +
  2 = Second quintile 277 21.16  
  3 = Middle quintile 271 20.70  
  4 = Fourth quintile 261 19.94  
  5 = Least poor 277 21.16  
Residence
  0 = Urban 101 7.72 +
  1 = Rural 1208 92.28  
Woman’s approval of contraceptive use
  0 = Approve 1022 78.07
  1 = Disapprove 287 21.93  
Partner’s approval of contraceptive use
  0 = Approve 724 60.69
  1 = Disapprove 585 39.31  
Couple’s discussion on contraceptive use 0 = Never 798 60.96 +
  1 = At least once 511 39.04  
Desired number of children (woman vs man) 0 = Same 621 47.44
  1 = Other 688 52.56  
Distance to Health Facility
  0 = Less than 5 km 663 50.65
  1 = 5 or more km 646 49.35  
Barrier contraceptives     
  0 = Not available 156 11.92 +
  1 = Available 1153 88.08  
Hormonal contraceptives     
  0 = Not available 142 10.85 +
  1 = Available 1167 89.15  
IUD contraceptives
  0 = Not available 888 67.84 +
  1 = Available 421 32.16  
Health worker training on FP
  0 = Not trained 859 65.62 +
  1 = Trained 450 34.38  
Health worker training on FP logistics
  0 = Not trained 1131 86.40 +
  1 = Trained 178 13.60