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Table 3 Associations between support for daily tasks and place of delivery among married women

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

  Support with housework Support with fetching water Support with farming
  (N = 245) (N = 231)a (N = 229)b
  Home delivery Facility delivery   Home delivery Facility delivery   Home delivery Facility delivery  
  (N = 54) (N = 191)   (N = 51) (N = 180)   (N = 53) (N = 176)  
     N   %    N   % P-valuec    N   %    N   % P-valuec    N   %    N   % P-valuec
Support from mother-in-law            
Yes 29 20.4 113 79.6   17 20.0 68 80.0   5 20.0 20 80.0  
No 25 24.3 78 75.7 0.473 34 23.3 112 76.7 0.561 48 23.5 156 76.5 0.693
Support from husband            
Yes 3 27.3 8 72.7   1 5.0 19 95.0   36 31.6 78 68.4  
No 51 21.8 183 78.2 0.668 50 23.7 161 76.3 0.054 17 14.8 98 85.2 0.003
Support from sister-in-law            
Yes 17 25.0 51 75.0   21 29.6 50 70.4   4 40.0 6 60.0  
Nod 37 20.9 140 79.1 0.489 30 18.8 130 81.3 0.067 49 22.4 170 77.6 0.196
Support from mother            
Yes 0 0.0 3 100.0   1 14.3 6 85.7   0 0.0 1 100.0  
No 54 22.3 188 77.7 0.354 50 22.3 174 77.7 0.614 53 23.2 175 76.8 0.582
Support from sister            
Yes 5 19.2 21 80.8   3 11.5 23 88.5   0 0.0 5 100.0  
Noe 49 22.4 170 77.6 0.715 48 23.4 157 76.6 0.169 53 23.7 171 76.3 0.215
Support from neighbor             
Yes 8 36.4 14 63.6   26 30.2 60 69.8   12 27.3 32 72.7  
No 46 20.6 177 79.4 0.089 25 17.2 120 82.8 0.021 41 22.2 144 77.8 0.47
  1. aExcluded women who did not have to fetch water because they had tap water.
  2. bExcluded women who did not have to do farming because they had no farm or livestock.
  3. cChi-square test.
  4. dIncluded women who did not have any sisters-in-law and who therefore did not have support from sisters-in-law.
  5. eIncluded women who did not have any sisters and who therefore did not have support from sisters.