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Table 3 Predictors of child registration status

From: Registered or unregistered? Levels and differentials in registration and certification of births in Ghana

Variable Birth neither registered nor issued a certificate Birth registered without a certificate
RRR [CI] RRR [CI]
Age of child {4}
 0 4.25 [3.02, 5.98]*** 2.16 [1.43, 3.25]***
 1 1.53 [1.09, 2.14]* 0.94 [0.60, 1.48]
 2 1.29 [0.91, 1.83] 0.72 [0.46, 1.14]
 3 1.67 [1.14, 2.44]** 0.75 [0.48, 1.17]
Sex of child {Male}
 Female 0.98 [0.81, 1.18] 0.94 [0.76, 1.16]
Age of mother {15–19}
 20–24 0.56 [0.33, 0.93]* 0.84 [0.35, 1.99]
 25–29 0.53 [0.30, 0.92]* 0.67 [0.29, 1.57]
 30–34 0.43 [0.25, 0.75]** 0.72 [0.29, 1.77]
 35–39 0.44 [0.24, 0.80]** 0.79 [0.33, 1.89]
 40–44 0.43 [0.23, 0.80]** 0.58 [0.22, 1.53]
 45–49 0.50 [0.25, 1.04]+ 0.79 [0.27, 2.35]
Mother's level of education {No education}
 Primary 1.10 [0.82, 1.47] 1.03 [0.72, 1.46]
 Middle/JSS 0.87 [0.67, 1.13] 1.07 [0.78, 1.47]
 Secondary/SHS 0.95 [0.62, 1.46] 0.99 [0.62, 1.60]
 Higher 0.70 [0.36, 1.34] 0.37 [0.17, 0.84]*
Mother's marital status {Never married}
 Currently married 0.79 [0.59, 1.07] 1.03 [0.63, 1.67]
 Formerly married 1.04 [0.66, 1.64] 1.22 [0.68, 2.17]
Place of residence {Urban}
 Rural 1.12 [0.82, 1.52] 1.37 [0.91, 2.07]
Region {Greater Accra}
 Western 1.22 [0.77, 1.93] 0.63 [0.32, 1.24]
 Central 0.70 [0.44, 1.11] 2.81 [1.34, 5.87]**
 Volta 1.72 [1.12, 2.63]* 0.98 [0.50, 1.92]
 Eastern 1.10 [0.69, 1.76] 0.81 [0.38, 1.72]
 Ashanti 0.68 [0.43, 1.06]+ 1.45 [0.83, 2.55]
 Brong Ahafo 1.53 [0.97, 2.40]+ 1.95 [1.07, 3.58]*
 Northern 0.49 [0.23, 1.02]+ 1.94 [1.04, 3.62]*
 Upper East 0.53 [0.31, 0.90]* 1.66 [0.85, 3.23]
 Upper West 0.45 [0.22, 0.92]* 2.50 [1.21, 5.18]*
Wealth quintile {Richest}
 Poorest 5.30 [3.09, 9.09]*** 1.73 [0.92, 3.25]+
 Poorer 3.44 [2.12, 5.59]*** 1.44 [0.85, 2.46]
 Middle 2.34 [1.51, 3.62]*** 1.21 [0.72, 2.05]
 Richer 1.60 [1.06, 2.41]* 1.16 [0.72, 1.86]
Place of delivery{[Home}
 Public health facility 0.65 [0.25, 1.73] 0.93 [0.22, 3.94]
 Private health facility 0.58 [0.21, 1.63] 0.78 [0.15, 4.00]
Assistance at delivery {Medical Officer}
 TBA 1.04 [0.41, 2.63] 1.66 [0.38, 7.33]
 Other 1.42 [0.52, 3.93] 1.23 [0.27, 5.49]
 No one 1.63 [0.60, 4.38] 0.84 [0.17, 4.01]
  1. {} Reference Category, RRR Relative Risk Ratio
  2. N = 3880, +p < 0.1, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001