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Table 4 Factors associated with early age sexual initiation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016 (weighted sample n = 12033)

From: Geographical variations of early age sexual initiation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: evidence from EDHS 2016

VariablesEarly sexual initiationCrude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
No (%)Yes (%)
Residence
 Urban1138 (28)1194 (15)RefRef
 Rural2930 (72)6771 (85)2.20 (2.01, 2.42)1.31 (1.11, 1.55)a
Wealth Index
 Poorest702 (17.3)1552 (19.4)RefRef
 Poorer627 (15.4)1686 (21.2)1.22 (1.07, 1.38)1.28 (1.92, 1.46)a
 Middle716 (17.6)1638 (20.6)1.04 (0.91, 1.17)1.12 (0.98, 1.27)
 Richer760 (18.7)1537 (19.3)0.92 (0.81, 1.04)1.10 (0.97, 1.25)
 Richest1263 (31.0)1552 (19.5)0.56 (0.49, 0.62)1.46 (1.23, 1.74)a
Marital Status
 Single251 (6.2)149 (1.9)RefRef
 Married3401 (83.6)6816 (85.6)3.37 (2.74, 4.15)1.71 (1.36, 2.15)a
 Widowed109 (2.7)321 (4.0)4.96 (3.69, 6.68)2.63 (1.92, 3.61)a
 Divorced209 (5.1)547 (6.9)4.41 (3.41, 5.70)2.32 (1.77, 3.06)a
 Separated98 (2.4)132 (1.7)2.25 (1.62, 3.13)1.31 (0.92, 1.86)
Education
 No education1889 (46.4)5206 (65.4)10.50 (8.52, 12.94)9.58 (7.60, 12.08)a
 Primary1214 (29.8)2286 (28.7)7.2 (5.79, 8.88)6.59 (5.25, 8.27)a
 Secondary512 (12.6)354 (4.4)2.64 (2.07, 3.36)2.51 (1.96, 3.21)a
 Higher453 (11.1)119 (1.5)RefRef
Currently pregnant
 No or unsure3634 (89.3)7263 (91.2)RefRef
 Yes434 (10.7)702 (8.8)1.2 (1.1, 1.4)1.0 (0.8, 1.1)
Ever had terminated
 No3700 (91.0)7098 (89.1)RefRef
 Yes368 (9.0)867 (10.9)1.2 (1.1, 1.4)1.1 (0.9, 1.2)
  1. Hosmer-Lemeshow Goodnes of Fit Test = 0.89; Ref = reference; a = Significant