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Table 4 Unadjusted and Adjusted Logistic Regression of Relationship between Childhood Mortality Experience of Women Aged 15–49 and Background Characteristics

From: Survival probability and predictors for woman experience childhood death in Nigeria: “analysis of north–south differentials”

Background Characteristics UNADJUSTED ADJUSTED
β Exp(β) 95% C.I for Exp(β) β Exp(β) 95% C.I for Exp(β)
   Lower Upper    Lower Upper
Region         
North 0.699 2.011* 1.905 2.124 0.355 1.426* 1.317 1.544
South (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Age         
15-19      −2.633 0.072* 0.060 0.087
20-24      −1.805 0.164* 0.146 0.185
25-29      −1.257 0.284* 0.257 0.315
30-34      −0.838 0.433* 0.390 0.480
35-39      −0.424 0.655* 0.589 0.728
40-44      −0.246 0.782* 0.699 0.874
45-49      (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Residence         
Urban      −0.135 0.874** 0.809 0.944
Rural      (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Education         
None      1.099 3.000* 2.545 3.535
Primary      0.988 2.686* 2.299 3.137
Secondary      0.620 1.860* 1.599 2.163
Higher      (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Wealth Index         
Poorer      0.629 1.876* 1.645 2.139
Poor      0.647 1.909* 1.684 2.165
Middle      0.534 1.706* 1.519 1.915
Richer      0.376 1.456* 1.310 1.619
Richest      (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Religion         
Islam      0.146 1.157* 1.071 1.251
Traditional      −0.163 0.849 0.677 1.066
Christianity      (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
  1. *Significant at 0.1%; Ref. Reference Category; β is the regression coefficient to be estimated; exp(β) represents the odd of childhood mortality experience; C.I is the confidence interval which is the interval at which the true estimate of exp(β) falls.