Table 3

Bivariate and multivariable analysis to identify personal characteristics that may be associated with a young person obtaining contraception from a pharmacy (vs any other source)

Purchased contraception from pharmacyUnadjusted prevalence ratio (PR) (95% CI)P value*Adjusted PR (95% CI)P value
All153/243 (63%)
Age
 18–1927/43 (63%)Ref0.979
 20–24126/200 (63%)1.00 (0.78 to 1.29)
Sex
 Male80/132 (61%)Ref0.405
 Female73/111 (66%)1.09 (0.90 to 1.32)
 Education
 Primary or below60/96 (63%)Ref0.904
 Secondary or above93/147 (63%)1.01 (0.83 to 1.23)
Relationship status
 Single46/81 (57%)0.76 (0.61 to 0.94)0.00130.75 (0.61 to 0.93)0.0284
 Dating/‘friends with benefits’86/115 (75%)RefRef
 Married/engaged/cohabiting21/47 (45%)0.60 (0.43 to 0.84)0.95 (0.67 to 1.35)
Children
 No139/204 (68%)1.89 (1.24 to 2.92)0.0031.25 (0.80 to 1.97)0.318
 Yes14/39 (36%)RefRef
Living situation
 Lives alone30/39 (77%)2.62 (1.51 to 4.53)0.00241.96 (1.07 to 3.59)0.0119
 Lives with family (dependent)113/170 (66%)2.26 (1.33 to 3.85)1.53 (0.84 to 2.82)
 Lives with child or partner10/34 (29%)RefRef
Contraception used
 Condom (M/F)120/181 (66%)2.36 (1.34 to 4.14)0.00141.87 (1.02 to 3.43)0.0224
 ECP24/30 (80%)2.84 (1.59 to 5.09)2.27 (1.21 to 4.27)
 Pills/injection9/32 (28%)RefRef
  • *Any variable with p values <0.2 in bivariate analysis were included in the multivariable analysis.

  • ECP, emergency contraception.