Table 3

Multinomial probit regression analysis of pandemic-induced exposures on fertility intentions compared with not changed (n=10 672)

ParameterFertility intentions
PostponedAccelerated
AOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Age (years)1.53 (1.31 to 1.80)***1.34 (1.18 to 1.53)***
Age2 (years)0.99 (0.99 to 1.00)***1.00 (0.99 to 1.00)***
Marital status
 Single†11
 Not married, have a partner0.94 (0.71 to 1.25)1.03 (0.74 to 1.42)
 Legally married1.27 (0.95 to 1.70)0.98 (0.70 to 1.39)
Education
 No formal education–secondary education11
 Some college/university1.17 (0.81 to 1.69)1.11 (0.61 to 2.01)
 Completed college/university1.08 (0.88 to 1.32)1.26 (0.84 to 1.88)
Religion
 Has no religious belief11
 Has a religious belief1.38 (1.16 to 1.63)***1.53 (1.16 to 2.02)**
Number of children
 011
 11.25 (0.86 to 1.80)0.75 (0.56 to 1.00)*
 ≥20.67 (0.53 to 0.85)***0.39 (0.29 to 0.52)***
Testing for COVID-19
 No11
 Yes, always negative0.79 (0.64 to 0.97)*1.11 (0.92 to 1.33)
 Yes, at least positive once1.05 (0.47 to 2.35)1.45 (0.74 to 2.83)
Isolation/quarantine
 No11
 Yes1.41 (1.18 to 1.69)***1.20 (0.99 to 1.46)
Personal income loss
 No11
 Yes1.29 (1.12 to 1.49)***1.22 (1.06 to 1.40)**
Living together with a steady partner
 No, s/he stay elsewhere11
 Yes, the whole time/part of the time1.20 (0.83 to 1.72)1.57 (1.10 to 2.23)*
Mental health compared with 3 months before COVID-19 measures
Frequency of getting angry
 Same or less
 More1.30 (1.18 to 1.43)***0.98 (0.87 to 1.09)
Frequency of feeling frustrated
 Same or less11
 More1.21 (1.04 to 1.41)*0.99 (0.83 to 1.18)
Frequency of feeling bored
 Same or less11
 More1.09 (0.99 to 1.19)1.10 (0.87 to 1.39)
Frequency of worrying about finances
 Same or less11
 More1.43 (1.16 to 1.75)***1.20 (0.98 to 1.47)
  • Adjusted for all variables; 95% CI in parentheses.

  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • †Single: including no partner, widowed, divorced, other.

  • AOR, adjusted odds ratio.