Table 4 Previous ANC service utilization related factors of pregnant women who visit public health institutions for ANC in Axum town by timing of first ANC attendance, Axum, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, June 2017 (n = 386)

Variables   Timely bookers n = 106 (%) Late bookers n = 280 (%) Total n (%)
History of previous ANC utilization Yes 68 (28.7) 169 (71.3) 237 (61.4)
No 38 (25.5) 111 (74.5) 149 (38.6)
For which pregnancy was the ANC experience? n = 237 1st 37 (35.9) 66 (64.1) 103 (43.5)
1st &2nd 23 (27.7) 60 (72.3) 83 (35)
1st- 3rd 6 (17.1) 29 (82.9) 35 (14.8)
1st-4th 2 (12.5) 14 (87.5) 16 (6.8)
Previous ANC experience time n = 237 before 16 weeks of gestation 23 (29.9) 54 (70.1) 77 (32.5)
after 16 weeks of gestation 45 (28.1) 115 (71.9) 160 (67.5)
Do you think that ANC service utilization can be hindered by waiting time n = 237 Yes 25 (28.1) 64 (71.9) 89 (37.6)
No 43 (29.1) 105 (70.9) 148 (62.4)
Maximum time spent for previous first visit ANC n = 237 < 120 min 17 (32.1) 36 (67.9) 53 (22.4)
120–240 min 36 (26.7) 99 (73.3) 135 (57.0)
> 240 min 15 (30.6) 34 (69.4) 49 (20.7)
Maximum time spent for previous repeated ANC visits n = 237 < 120 min 35 (25.4) 103 (74.6) 138 (58.2)
120–240 min 33 (33.3) 66 (66.7) 99 (41.8)