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Table 2 Association between selected characteristics and unintended pregnancy (last birth)

From: Sexual violence as a predictor of unintended pregnancy among married young women: evidence from the 2016 Nepal demographic and health survey

Independent Characteristics Total, n (%) Unintended last births (%) p-value
Total 560 22.7  
Geographical/Household characteristics
 Place of residence
  Urban 279 (49.8) 22.7  
  Rural 281 (50.2) 22.7 0.981
  Ecoregion
  Mountain/Hill 268 (47.9) 23.0  
  Terai 291 (52.1) 22.4 0.892
 Province
  Province1 85 (15.2) 17.1  
  Province2 148 (26.4) 27.0  
  Province3 82 (14.7) 36.3  
  Province4 55 (9.7) 19.4  
  Province5 107 (19.1) 14.4  
  Province6 and 7 83 (14.9) 20.2 0.014*
 Wealth index
  Poor 235 (41.9) 22.0  
  Middle 267 (47.7) 23.6  
  Rich 58 (10.4) 21.5 0.928
 Caste
  Brahmin/Chettri-Hill 137 (24.6) 24.2  
  Terai caste 112 (20.1) 25.2  
  Janajatis 192 (34.3) 19.9  
  Dalit/Others 118 (21.1) 23.2 0.785
Women’s Characteristics
 Age group
  15–19 103 (18.4) 29.7  
  20–24 457 (81.6) 21.1 0.129
 Education
  No education 98 (17.6) 15.4  
  Primary 128 (22.9) 25.2  
  Some secondary 200 (35.7) 24.1  
  SLC and above 133 (23.8) 23.5 0.44
 Working status
  No 301 (53.7) 22.7  
  Yes 259 (46.3) 22.8 0.982
 Ever used contraception
  No 345 (61.7) 22.5  
  Yes 214 (38.3) 23.1 0.893
 Ideal family sizea
  0–2 487 (87.5) 24.8  
  3+ 70 (12.5) 8.7 0.014*
 Decision making statusb
  No 294 (58.6) 19.4  
  Yes 208 (41.4) 26.4 0.118
 Media Exposurec
  Not at all 106 (18.9) 25.7  
  At least once a week 155 (27.7) 26.6  
  Less than once a week 299 (53.4) 19.6 0.353
Husband’s characteristics
 Educationd
  No education/Primary 170 (30.8) 20.7  
  Some secondary 280 (50.7) 24.7  
  SLC and above 102 (18.5) 20.4 0.633
 Working Statuse
  Did not work 15 (2.7) 7.7  
  Agricultural 82 (14.8) 25.3  
  Non-agricultural 77 (13.9) 27.4  
  Manuallabor 379 (68.6) 21.7 0.501
 Alcohol consumption
  No 333 (59.5) 20.9  
  Yes 227 (40.4) 25.3 0.304
 Sexual violence
  No 509 (91.0) 21.2  
  Yes 51 (9.0) 38.1 0.010*
  1. aThree non-numeric responses were excluded from the analysis
  2. b58 cases who did not responses any of the decision making questions were not shown in the table
  3. cMedia exposure includes the exposure of newspaper, radio and television
  4. dEight don’t know cases were excluded from the analysis
  5. eSeven missing cases were excluded from the analysis
  6. *p<0.05