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Table 4 Association between selected socio-demographic characteristics, obstetric characteristics, knowledge of danger signs and BP/CR

From: Male involvement in the maternal health care system: implication towards decreasing the high burden of maternal mortality

Characteristic Prepared N (%) Less prepared N (%) Bivariate Analysis Unadjusted OR (95%CI) Multivariable Analysis AOR (95%CI)
Age
 18–24 12(7.8%) 142(92.2%) 1  
 25–34 15(7.6%) 183(92.4%) 0.4 (0.3–1.2)  
 35–44 43(12.2%) 310(87.8%) 1.7 (0.6–6.2)  
  > 44 12(10.1%) 107(89.9%) 0.5 (0.2–2.8)  
Number of children
 1–2 18(10.4%) 155(89.6%) 1  
 3–4 39(9.7%) 364(90.3%) 0.4 (0.2–5.4)  
 More than 4 25(10.1%) 223(89.9%) 1.4 (1.3–2.1)  
Education
 No education 9(6%) 141(94%) 1  
 Primary Incomplete 11(7.9%) 127(92.1%) 1.5 (0.3–6.2)  
 Primary complete 20(6.4%) 291(93.6%) 1.7 (0.8–3.9)  
 Secondary 17(13.7%) 107(86.3%) 1.3 (1.2–2.5)  
 College and above 25(24.7%) 76(75.3%) 3.8 (2.9–5.1) 3.2(2.8–4.6)*
Marital status
 Married 78(10.8%) 643(89.2%) 3.1 (2.8–3.6) 2.3(1.6–3.5)*
 Single/divorced/widowed 4(3.8%) 99(96.2%) 1  
Residence
 Urban 46(24.6%) 141(75.4%) 5.8 (4.3–6.3) 4.2(2.9–5.6)*
 Rural 36(5.7%) 601(94.3%) 1  
Escorted Wife to ANC in the previous pregnancy
 Yes 43(12.9%) 291(87.1%) 2.7 (1.8–3.2) 1.7(1.6–2.9)*
 No 39 (8%) 451 (92%) 1  
Knowledge of at least one danger sign during pregnancy
 Yes 61(15) 346(85) 3.1 (2.5–3.4) 3.3(3.1–3.9)*
 No 21(5.1) 396(94.9) 1  
Knowledge of at least one danger sign during labor
 Yes 39(14.4) 232(85.6) 3.7 (2.3–3.8) 2.2(1.1–2.8)*
 No 43(7.8) 510(92.2) 1  
Knowledge of at least one danger sign postpartum
 Yes 37(17.4%) 176(82.6%) 2.6 (1.5–2.7) 1.8(1.1–2.4)*
 No 45(7.4%) 566(92.6%) 1  
  1. *p value< 0.05, in the table the number “1” indicates the reference variable