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Table 5 Association between distance and main reasons for not delivering at a health facility 1

From: Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya demographic and health survey, 2008/2009

   Distance2 p-value3
  Total (n= 2147) <2 km (n= 777) ≥2 km (n= 1370)  
Cost too much 237 (11.3%) 145 (14.6%) 92 (9.3%) 0.008
Facility too far/no transport 774 (36.9%) 361 (33.9%) 413 (38.8%)
Not necessary 430 (20.5%) 211 (20.1%) 219 (20.8%)
Abrupt delivery 382 (18.2%) 201 (19.4%) 180 (17.4%)
Other4 275 (13.1%) 128 (12.0%) 146 (13.7%)  
  1. 12008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey Data; 2 Straight distance of household from the nearest health facility; 3Chi-squared test p value 4Facility not open, don't trust facility, not customary , Family did not allow, no female provider and Others.