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Table 1 Association between demographic, socio economic factors & postnatal check up

From: Utilisation of postnatal care among rural women in Nepal

Factors Total (n = 150) % Postnatal check OR 95% CI P-value
    Yes (n = 51) No (n = 99)    
Age group        
< 20 16 11 3 13 1.00   0.210*
20 – 24 76 51 35 36 4.21 0.99–20.52  
25 + 58 39 13 45 1.25 0.27–6.52  
Ethnicity        
Brahmin-Chhetri 25 17 15 10 1.00   0.001
Tamang 89 59 16 71 0.15 0.05–0.44  
Other 36 25 20 13 1.03 0.31–3.38  
Education of women        
Illiterate 73 49 16 54 1.00   0.001*
Primary 37 25 10 27 1.25 0.45–3.42  
Secondary 40 27 25 13 6.49 2.50–17.2  
Occupation of women        
Farmer 107 72 23 80 1.00   0.001
House wife 38 25 25 12 7.25 2.94–18.18  
Other 5 3 3 2 5.22 0.65–48.14  
Education of husband        
Illiterate 21 14 3 17 1.00   0.001*
Primary 55 37 10 43 1.32 0.28–6.92  
Secondary 73 49 38 34 6.33 1.55–29.95  
Occupation of husband        
Farmer 73 49 17 53 1.00   0.005
Formal sector & abroad 17 11 4 12 1.04 0.24–4.15  
Other job 60 40 30 29 3.23 1.43–7.32  
Number family members        
3–4 34 23 12 21 1.00   0.090*
5–8 88 59 29 57 0.89 0.36–2.24  
9+ 28 19 10 16 1.09 0.33–3.61  
Number of children        
1 or 2 113 75 47 61 1.00   0.001
3 or more 37 25 4 33 0.16 (0.04–0.51)  
Number of pregnancies        
1 68 45 33 33 1.00   0.001*
2 36 24 9 24 0.38 0.14–1.01  
3 or more 46 31 9 37 0.24 0.09–0.63  
Age at first pregnancy        
≤18 53 35 13 37 1.00   0.140
19+ 97 65 38 57 1.89 0.89–4.03  
  1. * Chi-square test for trend