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Table 2 Linear regression coefficients of overall mean of quality of care indicators by clients’ characteristics

From: Quality of intrapartum care at Mulago national referral hospital, Uganda: clients’ perspective

Variable Bi-variate analyses Multi-variate analyses P-value
  β 95% CI β 95% CI  
Age group (years)      
18–19 (reference)      
20–24 −0.67 −4.53 3.18 −0.64 −5.35 4.07 0.7
25–29 −3.33 −8.25 1.58 −3.31 −10.36 3.73 0.4
≥ 30 −3.41 −21.28 14.46 −7.32 −26.9 12.27 0.5
Educational level      
No education (reference)      
Primary 1.59 −5.46 8.65 0.62 −6.75 7.98 0.8
Secondary 6.03 −0.91 12.97 5.27 −2.15 12.69 0.2
Post secondary (college/university) 8.05 0.29 15.80* 6.81 0.85 15.46 0.023*
Current occupation      
Housework (reference)      
Employed/salaried 0.63 −3.76 5.02 −0.58 −5.31 4.15 0.8
Self employed/business 0.95 −2.67 4.57 1.72 −2.15 5.59 0.4
Current marital status      
Never married (reference)      
Currently married 0.51 −4.53 5.55 −0.22 −3.15 5.09 0.9
Total number of children ever born      
1 (reference)      
2–3 −3.13 −6.62 0.37 −2.67 −1.98 0.46 0.2
4–5 −6.14 −10.8 -1.45* −4.04 −3.65 -0.03 0.04*
6+ −1.71 −7.9 4.48 1.58 −3.46 1.82 0.7
Place of residence      
Urban (reference)      
Rural 4.92 0.36 9.46* 5.67 0.95 10.38 0.019*
Referral      
No (reference)      
Yes -.38 −3.49 2.72 −0.01 −3.16 3.14 0.9
  1. Key: β, Beta coefficients are the regression parameters from the overall linear models (bi-variate and multi-variate analyses). Positive values indicate higher quality relative to the referent variable category level, while negative values indicate lower quality compared with the referent category.
  2. *statistically significant at p-valve ≤ 0.05, 95% CI excludes a zero (0).