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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of the likelihood of knowing one or more danger sign during pregnancy, during delivery and after delivery.

From: Rural Tanzanian women's awareness of danger signs of obstetric complications

Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristic Aware of danger sign Bivariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  Yes No OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age:       
-19 41 97 1   1  
20–29 295 310 2.3 1.5–3.4 1.7 1.1–2.8
30–39 192 116 3.9 2.5–6.0 2.3 1.2–4.1
40- 43 24 4.2 2.3–7.9 2.3 1.2–5.2
Marital status:       
Single 68 82 1    
Married/Cohabiting 461 434 1.3 0.91–1.8   
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 42 31 1.6 0.93–2.9   
Educational level:       
Not gone to school 196 250 1   1  
Primary school incomplete 62 75 1.1 0.72–1.5 1.0 0.67–1.6
Primary school complete 297 218 1.7 1.3–2.2 1.7 1.3–2.3
Secondary school and above 16 4 5.1 1.7–15 5.8 1.8–19
Occupation:       
Peasant 430 428 1    
Housewife 47 51 0.9 0.60–1.4   
Petty businesswomen 80 57 1.3 0.67–2.8   
Other 14 11 1.4 0.97–2.0   
Number of deliveries       
1 84 139 1   1  
2 – 4 275 273 1.7 1.2–2.3 1.7 1.1–2.6
5 - 212 135 2.6 1.8–3.7 2.2 1.3–3.8
Place of delivery:       
Home/Roadside 168 210 1   1  
Health institution 403 337 1.5 1.2–1.9 1.4 1.1–1.9
Number of antenatal care visits a,b:       
-3 230 281 1   1  
4- 322 249 1.5 1.2–2.0 1.4 1.1–1.9
Month booked antenatal care a:       
-3 137 98 1   1  
4- 427 438 0.70 0.52–0.93 0.89 0.64–1.2
Informed of a risk/complication during antenatal care a:       
Yes 122 57 2.3 1.7–3.3 2.6 1.8–3.8
No 442 479 1   1  
Advised to deliver in hospital c:       
Yes 119 124 1    
No 207 186 1.2 0.84–1.6   
  1. a 18 women did not attend antenatal care
  2. b 18 women did not know the number of antenatal care visits
  3. c 482 women had no antenatal cards