Table 3: Beta coefficients (and standard errors) from multinomial logistic regression analyses assessing associations between selected characteristics and use of specific methods.

CharacteristicsFemale sterilization vs. no use: beta coefficients(SE)Male sterilization vs. no use: beta coefficients(SE)Traditional vs. no use: beta coefficients(SE)Other temporary method vs. no use: beta coefficients(SE)

Age
20-35-1.1(0.32)-1.20(0.55)0.07(0.32)0.25(0.29)
35-49 (ref)0.000.000.000.00

No. and sex of living children
one or two: sons only1.80(0.45)-0.51(0.54)0.91(0.56)0.51(0.41)
Two: 1son, 1 daughter0.99(0.52)-0.45(0.55)0.69(0.55)0.35(0.45)
Three:1 son, 2 daughters-0.02(0.48)-0.39(0.54)-0.21(0.56)-0.13(0.41)
Three:2sons, 1 daughter1.49(0.47)-0.01(0.55)0.13(0.57)-0.14(0.44)
Four: 1son, 3 daughters1.99(1.08)1.59(1.10)1.65(1.18)2.66(1.02)
Four: 2sons, 2 daughters0.68(0.45)-0.42(0.62)-0.39(0.66)-0.45(0.47)
Three or more sons only1.94(0.81)-0.21(0.95)-2.19(1.28)0.96(0.73)
Daughters only-1.34(0.69)-0.88(0.72)0.69(0.67)0.27(0.51)
Others1 (ref)0.000.000.000.00

Place of residence
Urban-0.07 (0.34)0.39(0.38)-0.36(0.36)0.33(0.30)
Rural (ref)0.000.000.000.00

Province
Province 1-1.60 (0.61)-2.10(0.71)-0.84(0.64)-1.66(0.52)
Province 2-0.58 (0.63)-2.85(0.81)-1.4(0.78)-2.01(0.60)
Province 3-1.9 (0.65)-0.13(0.68)-1.7(0.76)-1.80(0.57)
Province 4-0.51 (0.71)0.84(0.78)-0.16(0.77)-1.01(0.62)
Province 5-0.43 (0.61)-0.92(0.74)-0.02(0.67)-0.21(0.56)
Province 6-1.2(0.64)0.41(0.78)-1.3(0.73)-1.29(0.60)
Province 7 (ref)0.000.000.000.00

Ecological zone
Mountain-2.10(0.72)-0.56(0.70)0.74(0.65)0.55(0.49)
Hill-0.49 (0.40)-0.28(0.49)0.61(0.43)0.57(0.34)
Terai (ref)0.000.000.000.00
Education
Secondary or higher-0.18(0.42)1.01(0.51)0.66(0.53)0.26(0.38)
Primary0.42(0.45)0.81(0.53)0.36(0.49)0.46(0.41)
None (ref)0.000.000.000.00
Occupation
Professional-0.16(0.48)-0.62(0.56)0.44(0.51)0.19(0.44)
Clerical/sales/services0.58(0.36)0.39(0.40)0.33(0.42)0.04(0.31)
Manual skilled/unskilled0.48(0.38)0.56(0.48)0.63(0.46)0.44(0.35)
Agriculture (ref)0.000.000.000.00
Wealth quintile
Lowest0.74(0.58)2.4(0.68)1.15(0.63)1.37(0.50)
Second1.8(0.51)2.6(0.63)0.73(0.55)1.52(0.42)
Middle0.91(0.43)1.13(0.60)0.07(0.49)0.47(0.37)
Fourth0.25(0.33)1.2(0.55)-0.41(0.41)0.29(0.30)
Highest0.000.000.000.00
Ethnicity
Hill Brahamin/Chettri-1.2(0.49)-0.36(0.57)-0.46(0.49)-0.93(0.46)
Janajatis-2.5(0.32)-0.30(0.53)-0.08(0.43)-0.15(0.37)
Other0.000.000.000.00
Decision making on family planning
Mainly wife0.66(0.49)-1.77(0.54)-2.3(0.59)0.60(0.46)
Wife and husband jointly0.49(0.43)-0.72(0.41)-0.83(0.39)0.58(0.39)
Self0.000.000.000.00

Decision makers about spousal health care
Women herself-0.59(0.43)-0.12(0.45)0.46(0.45)-0.12(0.38)
Both-0.14(0.32)-0.30(0.37)-0.36(0.35)-0.09(0.30)
Someone else/others-0.31(0.62)-0.47(0.78)-0.27(0.74)-0.19(0.58)
Self0.000.000.000.00

Exposure to family planning messages in last few months
Radio, TV and news paper0.22(0.55)1.68(0.60)0.75(0.54)0.90(0.47)
Any two media-0.45(0.34)0.56(0.40)-0.25(0.44)0.08(0.30)
One media0.07(0.31)0.72(0.42)0.75(0.54)0.07(0.29)
None0.000.000.000.00
Intercept -2 log-likelihood0.69(0.91)-0.85(1.1)0.33(1.07)0.58(0.86)

p<0.05, p<0.01, and p<0.001. 1Including families with three sons and one daughter, with five or six children of both sexes, and with seven children.
Note: ref=reference; SE =standard error.