Skip to main content

Table 2 Results of separately regressing fertility levels (high versus low) on each explanatory variable relating to women's sexual behaviour and use of contraceptives, North and South Gondar zones, northwest Ethiopia, 2007 (Bivariate analyses)

From: Differentials of fertility in North and South Gondar zones, northwest Ethiopia: A comparative cross-sectional study

Explanatory variable Fertility level Odds Ratio (crude) 95% Confidence Interval
  High Low   Lower Upper
Age at first marriage*      
   < 15 years (ref. category) 635 553 1.00   
15 – 19 years 353 638 0.48 0.41 0.58
20 and above 23 200 0.10 0.06 0.16
Age at first sexual intercourse**      
   < 15 years (ref. category) 512 406 1.00   
   15 – 19 years 466 788 0.47 0.39 0.56
   20 and above 33 204 0.13 0.09 0.19
Current use of contraceptives**      
   Yes 220 356 1.00   
   No 791 1042 1.23 1.02 1.49
Attitude towards using contraceptives in the future      
   Yes 552 860 1.00   
   No 459 553 1.29 1.10 1.52
Should female circumcision continue?      
   Yes 107 103 1.00   
   No 904 1310 0.66 0.50 0.88
Knowledge of the respondent regarding the period of pregnancy      
   Correct 92 274 1.00   
   Wrong 919 1139 2.40 1.87 3.09
If you want, can you find condoms easily?**      
   Yes 188 448 1.00   
   No 823 950 2.06 1.70 2.51
  - 15 - - -
  1. * Women who were never married were excluded from the analysis
  2. ** Women with no experience of sexual intercourse were omitted from the analysis