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Table 4 Associations between support for daily tasks and place of delivery among unmarried women

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

  Support with housework (N = 58) Support with fetching water (N = 58)a Support with farming (N = 58)b
  Home delivery   Facility delivery    Home delivery   Facility delivery    Home delivery   Facility delivery   
  (N = 4)   (N = 54)    (N = 4)   (N = 54)    (N = 4)   (N = 54)   
  N  % N  % P-valuec N  %     N  % P-valuec N  %     N  % P-valuec
Support from mother              
Yes 1 2.1 47 97.9   2 5.3 36 94.7   2 6.7 28 93.3  
No 3 30.0 7 70.0 0.002 2 10.5 17 89.5 0.463 2 8.0 23 92.0 0.85
Unknown 0   0    0   1    0   3   
Support from sister              
Yes 1 6.7 14 93.3   0 0.0 28 100.0   0 0.0 14 100.0  
Nod 3 7.0 40 93.0 0.967 4 13.8 25 86.2 0.042 4 9.8 37 90.2 0.225
Unknown 0   0    0   1    0   3   
Support from neighbor              
Yes 0 0.0 3 100.0   2 13.3 13 86.7   0 0.0 11 100.0  
No 4 7.3 51 92.7 0.628 2 4.8 40 95.2 0.265 4 9.1 40 90.9 0.299
Unknown 0   0    0   1    0   3   
  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 farms or livestock.
  3. cChi-square test.
  4. dIncluded women who did not have any sisters and who therefore did not have support from sisters.