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Table 5 Logistic Regression of Relationship between Childhood Mortality Experience and Selected Background Characteristics of Women Aged 15–49 in Northern and Southern Nigeria

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

Background North South
95% C.I for Exp(β) 95% C.I for Exp(β)
Characteristics β Exp(β) Lower Upper β Exp(β) Lower Upper
Current Age         
15-19 (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
20-24 0.835 2.304* 1.886 2.815 0.803 2.232** 1.374 3.625
25-29 1.375 3.953* 3.255 4.801 1.400 4.053* 2.538 6.474
30-34 1.873 6.509* 5.340 7.934 1.664 5.280* 3.304 8.436
35-39 2.270 9.680* 7.903 11.858 2.129 8.407* 5.266 13.421
40-44 2.483 11.975* 9.714 14.762 2.291 9.883* 6.170 15.830
45-49 2.634 13.927* 11.256 17.232 2.648 14.127* 8.808 22.657
Residence         
Urban (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Rural 0.053 1.054 0.945 1.176 0.200 1.222* 1.094 1.365
Education         
None 1.042 2.834* 2.133 3.766 0.973 2.647* 2.127 3.293
Primary 0.953 2.593* 1.952 3.444 1.036 2.818* 2.340 3.393
Secondary 0.510 1.665* 1.250 2.217 0.679 1.971* 1.652 2.353
Higher (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Wealth Index         
Poorest 0.804 2.234* 1.822 2.738 0.256 1.292*** 1.027 1.626
Poorer 0.825 2.282* 1.864 2.792 0.438 1.550* 1.295 1.854
Middle 0.613 1.846* 1.516 2.248 0.492 1.636* 1.407 1.902
Richer 0.385 1.469* 1.208 1.786 0.347 1.415* 1.244 1.610
Richest (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Religion         
Christian (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.) (Ref.) 1.000 (Ref.) (Ref.)
Islam 0.384 1.468* 1.323 1.629 −0.310 0.734* 0.646 0.833
Traditional −0.500 0.607** 0.435 0.845 0.391 1.478*** 1.078 2.027
Others 0.613 1.846** 1.226 2.779 −0.127 0.881 0.482 1.611
  1. *Significant at 0.1%; **Significant at 1%; ***Significant at 5%; 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.