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Table 3 Obstetric and current and previous pregnancy related factors of the pregnant women who visit public health institutions for ANC in Axum town by timing of ANC attendance, Axum, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, June 2017 (n = 386)

From: Timing of first antenatal care attendance and associated factors among pregnant women in public health institutions of Axum town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017: a mixed design study

Variables   Timely bookers n = 106(%) Late bookers n = 280 (%) Total n (%)
Gravidity Primi gravid 35 (26.3) 98 (73.7) 133 (34.5)
Multi gravid 67 (29.4) 161 (70.6) 228 (59)
Grand multi gravid 5 (20) 20 (80) 25 (6.5)
History of abortion Yes 17 (30.4) 39 (69.6) 56 (14.5)
No 89 (27.0) 241 (73) 330 (85.5)
Type of abortion n = 56 Spontaneous 14 (29.2) 34 (70.8) 48 (85.7)
Induced 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 8 (14.3)
Parity Nulli parous 38 (25.5) 111 (74.5) 149 (38.6)
Multi parous 68 (28.7) 169 (71.3) 237 (61.4)
Number of alive children n = 237 1–2 58 (31.7) 125 (68.3) 183 (79.6)
> 2 40 (85.1) 7 (14.9) 47 (20.4)
History of child death n = 237 Yes 2 (25) 6 (75) 8 (3.4)
No 66 (28.8) 163 (71.2) 229 (96.6)
History of still birth n = 237 Yes 4 (50) 4 (50) 8 (3.4)
No 64 (27.9) 165 (72.1) 229 (96.6)
Complication in previous delivery n = 237 Yes 24 (39.3) 37 (60.7) 61 (25.7)
No 44 (25.0) 132 (75.0) 176 (74.3)
Intended pregnancy Yes 92 (32.6) 190 (67.4) 282 (73.1)
No 14 (13.5) 90 (86.5) 104 (26.9)
Problems/illness in current pregnancy Yes 32 (49.2) 33 (50.8) 65 (16.8)
No 74 (23.1) 247 (76.9) 321 (83.2)
Means of pregnancy recognition While menses is missed 45 (25) 135 (75) 180 (46.6)
Due to physiological changes 9 (25) 27 (75) 36 (9.3)
Urine test 52 (30.6) 118 (69.4) 170 (44)
Type of complication in previous delivery n = 61 Anemia 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (1.6)
APH 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 3 (4.9)
C/S 8 (32) 17 (68) 25 (41)
PIH 5 (50) 5 (50) 10 (16.4)
Hyper emesis gravidarum 1 (14.3) 6 (85.7) 7 (11.5)
Polyhydramnios 1 (50) 1 (50) 2 (3.3)
Spinal bifida 1 (50) 1 (50) 2 (3.3)
Still birth 4 (50) 4 (50) 8 (13.1)
Tear 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 3 (4.9)