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Table 5 Association of mothers’ characteristics with satisfaction outcome

From: Mothers’ satisfaction with care during facility-based childbirth: a cross-sectional survey in southern Mozambique

Satisfaction outcome Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very satisfied   
n % n % n % n % n % N p
Sociodemographic characteristics
Completed educational level            3778 0.027
 None 3 0.6% 5 1.1% 16 3.4% 258 55.0% 187 39.9% 469  
 Primary 31 1.3% 52 2.2% 101 4.3% 1364 58.6% 779 33.5% 2327  
 Secondary or higher 6 0.6% 19 1.9% 52 5.3% 591 60.2% 314 32.0% 982  
Marital status            3778 < 0.001
 Married 18 0.8% 42 1.8% 68 3.0% 1230 53.7% 931 40.7% 2289  
 Single 22 1.6% 33 2.4% 96 6.9% 930 66.5% 317 22.7% 1398  
 Divorced/Widowed 0 0.0% 1 1.1% 5 5.5% 53 58.2% 32 35.2% 91  
Occupational status            3778 < 0.001
 Housewife 24 1.3% 36 2.0% 123 6.8% 1220 67.4% 407 22.5% 1810  
 Subsistence farmer 16 0.9% 39 2.2% 37 2.1% 861 49.3% 794 45.4% 1747  
 Student 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 5 4.4% 70 61.4% 39 34.2% 114  
 Employed 0 0.0% 1 0.9% 4 3.7% 62 57.9% 40 45.4% 107  
Obstetric characteristics
Distance to the nearest health facility in km          3753 < 0.001
  < 1.0 5 0.8% 12 1.9% 26 4.2% 259 41.8% 317 51.2% 619  
  ≥ 1.0 to < 2.5 13 1.2% 16 1.4% 47 4.2% 541 48.8% 491 44.3% 1108  
  ≥ 2.5 to < 5.0 11 1.2% 18 2.0% 31 3.5% 580 64.8% 255 28.5% 895  
  ≥ 5.0 to < 7.5 2 0.5% 9 2.1% 35 8.1% 272 62.8% 115 26.6% 433  
  ≥ 7.5 9 1.3% 21 3.0% 29 4.2% 548 78.5% 91 13.0% 698  
Mean of transportation to the health facility          3778 < 0.001
 Walking 30 1.6% 53 2.8% 79 4.2% 1111 58.5% 627 33.0% 1900  
 Taxi mini bus 6 0.5% 17 1.5% 57 5.1% 636 56.4% 411 36.5% 1127  
 Private car 3 0.5% 5 0.9% 25 4.5% 371 66.6% 153 27.5% 557  
 Ambulance 0 0.0% 1 0.6% 6 3.7% 76 47.2% 78 48.4% 161  
 Motorcycle/bicycle 1 3.0% 0 0.0% 2 6.1% 19 57.6% 11 33.3% 33  
Type of Health facility            3778 < 0.001
 Type II health centre 29 1.3% 53 2.3% 90 4.0% 1268 55.9% 828 36.5% 2268  
 Type I health centre 7 1.1% 19 3.1% 45 7.2% 359 57.8% 191 30.8% 621  
 Hospital 4 0.4% 4 0.4% 34 3.8% 586 65.9% 261 29.4% 889  
Duration of labour            3400 < 0.001
  < 12 h 12 1.8% 23 3.4% 15 2.2% 369 54.1% 263 38.6% 682  
  ≥ 12 to < 24 h 11 1.4% 25 3.3% 29 3.8% 469 61.4% 230 30.1% 764  
  ≥ 24 h 10 0.5% 24 1.2% 106 5.4% 1164 59.6% 650 33.3% 1954  
Presence of companion throughout the childbirth        3778 < 0.001
 Yes 15 0.7% 35 1.7% 102 4.9% 1188 56.7% 755 36.0% 2095  
 No 25 1.5% 41 2.4% 67 4.0% 1025 60.9% 525 31.2% 1683