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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with place of delivery, Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia, February, 2014

From: Birth preparedness, complication readiness and other determinants of place of delivery among mothers in Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Variable Place of delivery COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
Controls Cases
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Respondent’s educational level
  No formal education 146(61.3) 26(22.0) 1 1
  10 education 71(29.8) 48(40.7) 3.80(2.18, 6.61)** 4.21(1.91, 9.32)**
  20 or post secondary 21(8.8) 44(37.3) 11.77(6.04, 22.91)** 3.40(1.15, 10.11)*
Religion of respondents
  Muslim 113(47.5) 46(39.0) 1 1
  Orthodox 88(37.0) 61(51.7) 1.70(1.06, 2.73)* 1.29(0.62, 2.70)
  Protestant 37(15.5) 11(9.3) 0.73(0.34, 1.55) 0.24(0.08, 0.70)**
Husband’s education (n = 327)     
  No formal education 85(35.7) 19(16.1) 1 1
  10 education 108(45.4) 34(28.8) 1.41(0.75, 2.64) 0.42(0.17, 1.06)
  20 or post secondary 28(11.8) 53(44.9) 8.47(4.31, 16.65)** 0.62(0.19, 2.01)
Time spent (home to the nearest facility)
   < =30 minutes 76(31.9) 84(71.2) 5.27(3.25, 8.53)** 4.19(2.07, 8.49)**
   > 30 minutes 162(68.1) 34(28.8) 1 1
Family size
   < = 4 93(39.1) 77(65.3) 1 1
   > = 5 145(60.9) 41(34.7) 0.34(0.22, 0.54)** 0.55(0.26, 1.17)
Age at 1st pregnancy     
   < 20 years 151(63.4) 57(48.3) 1.86(1.19, 2.90)* 0.97(0.48, 1.95)
   > = 20 years 87(36.6) 61(51.7) 1 1
Number of live births     
  1 34(14.3) 42(35.6) 3.32(1.96, 5.60)* 1.49(0.59, 3.73)
   > = 2 204(85.7) 76(64.4) 1 1
BPACR status     
  Well Prepared 81(34.0) 94(79.7) 7.59(4.50, 12.80)** 2.55(1.12, 5.84)*
  Not well prepared 157(66.0) 24(20.3) 1 1
Knew availability of free ambulance service
  Yes 33(13.9) 84(71.2) 15.35(8.92, 26.39)** 8.41(3.98, 17.79)**
  No 205(86.1) 34(28.8) 1 1
Obstetric complication encountered
  Yes 24(10.1) 34(28.8) 3.61(2.02, 6.45)** 8.89(3.51, 22.52)**
   aNo 214(89.9) 84(71.2) 1 1
  1. *p-value <0.05, **p-value <0.01, a includes “not sure”