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Table 2 Associations between socio-demographic characteristics and place of delivery (N = 303)

From: Association between social support and place of delivery: a cross-sectional study in Kericho, Western Kenya

  Home delivery Facility delivery  
  (N = 58) (N = 245)  
  N % N % P-value
Maternal age      
18-25 (years) 31 14.4 184 85.6  
26-30 (years) 20 30.3 46 69.7  
≥31(years) 7 31.8 15 68.2 0.002a
Education level      
Primary or lower 47 28.1 120 71.9  
Secondary/Vocational 10 9.4 96 90.6  
College/University 1 3.3 29 96.7 <0.001a
Occupation      
Farmers 55 21.9 196 78.1  
Others 3 5.8 49 94.2 0.007b
Marital status      
Married/Cohabiting 54 22.0 191 78.0  
Unmarried 4 6.9 54 93.1 0.008b
Economic status (Household asset score)      
0-1 16 43.2 21 56.8  
2-3 31 23.1 103 76.9  
≥4 11 8.3 121 91.7 <0.001a
Medical insurance      
Yes 8 9.6 75 90.4  
No 50 22.8 169 77.2 0.009b
Unknown 0   1   
Time to reach the nearest delivery facility      
Less than 20 minutes 22 15.7 118 84.3  
20 minutes or more 36 22.1 127 77.9 0.16b
Parity      
Primiparous 13 8.1 147 91.9  
Multiparous 45 31.5 98 68.5 <0.001b
  1. aCochran-Armitage trend test bChi-square Test.