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Table 5 Factors significantly associated with unmet needs for RH services

From: Equity of access to reproductive health services among youths in resource-limited suburban communities of Mandalay City, Myanmar

Factor SRH information Family planning Maternal care HIV/STD testing
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age group: ref. = Adolescents   - -  
 Young adults 0.55 (0.34 – 0.91)†    0.43 (0.21 – 0.86)†
Youth's residence: ref. = East - - -  
 North-west     1.40 (0.49 – 4.01)
 West     0.75 (0.33 – 1.7)
 South- west     5.14 (1.68 – 15.75)‡
 South     3.16 (1.40 – 7.16) ‡
Schooling status: ref. = In-school   - - -
 Out-of-school 4.47 (2.30 – 8.68)*    
Marital status: ref = Never married -   - -
 Ever married   0.09 (0.01 – 0.97)*   
Number of family members: ref = ≤5 persons - -   -
 >5 persons    2.6 (1.25 – 5.37)‡  
Overall accessibility: ref = Low   - - -
 High 0.61 (0.39 – 0.94)†    
Media exposure: ref = Never exposed -   - -
 Ever exposed   0.21 (0.05 – 0.83)†   
Knowledge on RH services 0.78 (0.68 – 0.90)* 0.61 (0.41 – 0.89) ‡ - 0.72 (0.59 – 0.88)*
Perceived norm of peer exposure to RH services: ref = No - -   
 Yes    0.09 (0.01 – 0.76)‡ 0.16 (0.05 – 0.54)*
  1. Notes: † p ≤ 0.05; ‡p ≤ 0.01; *p ≤ 0.001 (Likelihood ratio test) OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval.
  2. Factors included in each initial model were sex, education attainment, occupation, personal income, parental status, father’s education, mother’s education, household income, history of sexual exposure, pregnancy status.