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Table 2 Envisioned barriers associated with utilization of a Maternity Waiting Home (N = 428)

From: Factors associated with intended use of a maternity waiting home in Southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables & categories Overall (N = 428) Potential MWH Users (n = 236) Potential Non-MWH Users (n = 190) Odds Ratio 95% CI Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% CI
Transport to and from the MWH
 Not affordable 143 (33.4) 24 (10.2) 118 (62.1) 1 1
 Affordable 283 (66.1) 211 (89.8) 72 (37.9) 14.41 (8.62–24.09)* 3.61 (1.04–12.46)*
Food while staying at MWH
 Not affordable 179 (41.8) 38 (16.2) 140 (74.1) 1 1
 Affordable 246 (57.5) 197 (83.8) 49 (25.9) 14.81 (9.20–23.84)* 2.38 (0.77–7.29)
Bringing own cooking utensils to MWH
 Not possible 92 (21.5) 12 (5.1) 79 (41.8) 1 1
 Possible 333 (77.8) 223 (94.9) 110 (58.2) 13.35 (6.98–25.53)* 0.68 (0.15–3.12)
Stay at MWH 2–4 weeks before delivery
 Not possible 136 (31.8) 9 (3.8) 126 (66.7) 1 1
 Possible 289 (67.5) 226 (96.2) 63 (33.3) 50.22 (24.16–104.39)* 18.13 (5.62–58.46)*
Stay attendant at MWH 2–4 weeks before delivery
 Not possible 194 (45.3) 27 (11.5) 166 (87.8) 1 1
 Possible 231 (54.0) 208 (88.5) 23 (12.2) 55.60 (30.75–100.54)* 3.33 (1.13–9.83)*
Child care by others while staying at MWH
 Not possible 197 (46.0) 28 (12.0) 168 (89.4) 1 1
 Possible 225 (52.6) 205 (88.0) 20 (10.6) 61.50 (33.45–113.07)* 9.33 (2.67–32.65)*
Household care by others while staying at MWH
 Not possible 203 (47.4) 32 (13.7) 170 (89.9) 1 1
 Possible 220 (51.4) 201 (86.3) 19 (10.1) 56.20 (30.74–102.74)* 1.73 (0.50–5.93)
Being away from own work
 Not possible 70 (16.4) 18 (7.7) 51 (27.1) 1 1
 Possible / no work 355 (82.9) 137 (72.9) 137 (72.9) 4.49 (2.52–8.00)* 1.10 (0.31–3.95)
Attendant being away from work
 Not possible 233 (54.4) 58 (24.7) 174 (92.1) 1 1
 Possible 192 (44.9) 177 (75.3) 15 (7.9) 35.40 (19.33–64.83)* 3.77 (1.31–10.86)*
  1. *p < 0.05