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Table 5 Factors associated with unintended pregnancy among female sex workers in Mekelle city, northern Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 346)

From: Unintended pregnancy among female sex workers in Mekelle city, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Unintended pregnancy COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Place of birth
Urban 60 (34.5%) 114 (65.5%) 79 (1.11, 2.88) 1.13 (0.59, 2.24)
Rural 39 (22.7%) 133 (77.3%) 1.00 1.00
Ever gave birth before unintended pregnancy happened
Yes 64 (33.3%) 128 (66.7%) 1.70 (1.05, 2.75) 3.07 (1.54, 6.09)***
No 35 (22.7%) 119 (77.3%) 1.00 1.00
Ever abort before unintended pregnancy happened
Yes 63 (67.0%) 31 (33.0%) 12.19 (6.99, 21.26) 15.64 (8.03, 30.47)***
No 36 (14.3%) 216 (85.7%) 1.00 1.00
Condom use consistently
Yes 89 (27.3%) 237 (72.7%) 0.37 (0.15, 0.93) 0.72 (0.21, 2.43)
No 10 (10.1%) 10 (4%) 1.00 1.00
Had steady partner
Yes 45 (38.8%) 71 (61.2) 2.06 (1.27, 3.34) 2.87 (1.47, 5.61)**
No 54 (23.5%) 176 (76.5) 1.00 1.00
Drug user
Yes 39 (47.6%) 43 (52.4%) 3.08 (1.83, 5.18) 2.68 (1.30, 5.52)**
No 60 (22.7%) 204 (77.3%) 1.00 1.00
Ever heard emergency contraceptives
Yes 58 (35.6) 105 (64.4%) 1.91 (1.19, 3.07) 1.29 (0.70, 2.39)
No 41 (22.4%) 142 (77.6%) 1.00 1.00
Duration of sex work
<12 months 36 (22.8%) 122 (77.2%) 1.00 1.00
12–24 months 23 (38.3%) 37 (61.7%) 2.10 (1.11, 3.99) 1.51 (0.67, 3.40)
25–59 months 21 (32.8%) 43 (67.2%) 1.65 (0.87, 3.14) 0.78 (0.33, 1.79)
60–96 months 12 (22.6%) 41 (77.4%) 0.99 (0.47, 2.08) 0.33 (0.11, 0.95)*
>96 months 7 (63.6%) 4 (36.4%) 5.93 (1.64, 21.40) 1.81 (0.33, 9.76)
Condom breakage
Yes 52 (33.3%) 104 (66.7%) 1.52 (0.95, 2.43) 1.04 (0.57, 1.91)
No 47 (24.7%) 143 (75.3%) 1.00 1.00
  1. *P <0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001; AOR-Adjusted Odds Ratio; COR-Crude Odds Ratio; CI-Confidence Interval.