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Table 7 Factors influencing the first delay

From: Women-focused development intervention reduces delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in urban slums in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

   1stdelay
  Factors DC (%) Home (%) p
Age ≤ 25 yrs 75.8 59.8 0.003
  > 25 yrs 24.2 40.2  
Education No education 25.5 28.7 0.611
  Literate 74.5 71.3  
Involved in income generation Yes 0.6 18.3 0.001
  No 94.0 81.7  
Husbands education No education 27.5 25.6 0.798
  Literate 72.5 74.4  
Past obstetrical problem No history of death child 76.0 79.1 0.215
  History of child death 24.0 20.9  
ANC visits <4 ANC visits 28.2 31.1 0.621
  ≥4 ANC visits 71.8 68.9  
Parity Primiparity 59.1 45.1 0.017
  Multiparity 40.9 54.9  
Obstetric complication Life-threatening 13.4 35.4 <0.001
  Non-life-threatening 86.6 64.6  
Decision maker Self 18.8 19.5 0.887
  Husband and relatives 81.2 80.5  
  N 149 164  
  1. *p = p value; DC = Delivery centre; ANC = Antenatal care