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Table 4:
Logistic model odds ratios (and 95 per cent confidence intervals) of divorce on covariates
 
 
  Covariate Odds ratio (95% CI)
 
Marriage duration dummies (omitted category: 0-11 months):  
  12-23 months 0.73 * (0.56 - 0.95)
  24-35 months 0.6 ** (0.44 - 0.81)
  36-59 months 0.21 ** (0.16 - 0.29)
Bride's prior marital status:  
  widowed/divorced (yes =1; no =0) 1.6 * (1.22 - 2.08)
Groom's prior marital status:  
  polygynous (yes=1; no=0) 2.47 ** (1.82 - 3.37)
  widowed/divorced (yes=1; no=0) 1.07   (0.8 - 1.45)
Kinship:  
  (yes=1; no=0) 0.76 * (0.59 - 0.97)
Groom's age (range 18-65 years) 0.98 ** (0.97 - 0.99)
Groom's education:  
  (some=1; none=0) 0.63 * (0.42 - 0.93)
Groom's household assets:  
  (some=1; none=0) 0.54 * (0.4 - 0.74)
  (unknown=1; none=0) 1.02   (0.76 - 1.36)
 
Interactions:  
  marriage duration of 24-35 months x groom's divorce status 0.41 * (0.19 - 0.86)
  marriage duration of 12-23 months x groom's education 1.84 * (1.0 - 3.39)
  marriage duration of 12-23 months x household asset 1.71 * (1.03 - 2.84)
 
Comparison of models:  
  Model with interactions  
  __ likelihood statistics (df) 3723.0   (14260)
  Model without interactions  
  ___ likelihood statistics (df) 3737.3   (14263)
  Difference 2 14.3   (3)
 

Note: The odds ratio's of the reference categories are equal to 1.00 and consist of 'no' or 'none' (value=0) except for marriage duration and groom's age. In the case of groom's and bride's prior marital status the reference category is never married (=0).
* P<0.05
** P<0.01.

 

 

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Determinants of Divorce in a Traditional Muslim Community in Bangladesh
Nurul Alam, Sajal K. Saha, Jeroen K. van Ginneken
© 2000 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ISSN 1435-9871
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