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Table 3 Logistic regression odds ratios of association between network characteristics and health facility birth among women with most recent childbirth

From: Structural and functional network characteristics and facility delivery among women in rural Ghana

  Model Network characteristics Health Facility birth
AOR (95% CI)
Network structure 1 Network size 1.04 (0.97–1.12)
2 Number of network members that respondent interacted with 0.98 (0.90–1.07)
3 Number of network members that respondent lived near 1.07 (0.93–1.25)
Social influence 4 Close relatives approval of facility-based pregnancy and delivery care:  
 Lower approval
 Higher approval
1.0
2.16 (1.27–3.68)**
5 Close friends approval of facility-based pregnancy and delivery care:  
 Lower approval
 Higher approval
1.0
1.30 (0.88–1.93)
6 Number of women respondent know that have gone to a facility for pregnancy-related care:  
 Fewer number
 Some
 Greater number
1.0
1.85 (0.96–3.58)
2.20 (1.21–4.00)**
Instrumental support 7 There was someone to help with daily chores:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.31 (0.95–1.81)
8 There was someone to help seek health care:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.60 (1.10–2.34)**
Emotional support 9 There was someone to listen, if respondent had any problems:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.07 (0.71–1.63)
10 There was someone who could understand and support respondent through pregnancy:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.32 (0.93–1.87)
Informational support 11 There was someone to give respondent advice:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.66 (1.08–2.54)*
12 There was someone respondent could turn to for suggestions on dealing with concerns:  
 Less of the time
 More of the time
1.0
1.51 (0.99–2.28)*
  1. Note: Regression model for each independent variable controlled for age, education, employment, household wealth, parity, marital status, religion ethnicity, region, and decision-making autonomy. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01