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Table 5 Institutional delivery among women who gave birth in the last 12 months, in the context of attending PWC, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Effect of attending pregnant women’s conference on institutional delivery, Northwest Ethiopia: comparative cross-sectional study

Variables PWC non-attendants n(%) PWC attendants n(%)
Place of delivery
 At the health center 139 (31.9) 206 (47.4)
 At hospital 35 (8.0) 30 (6.9)
 Home 262 (60.1) 199 (45.7)
Why delivered at home after planned health institution (n1 = 88, n2 = 81)
 Labor was urgent to reach a health facility 28 (31.8) 32 (39.5)
 Labor was coming at night and wait till dawn 32 (36.4) 47 (58.0)
 Lack of transport 25 (28.4) 18 (22.2)
 Lack of person look after home and care children 15 (17.0) 18 (22.1)
 Family members prefer to deliver at home 17 (19.3) 8 (9.9)
The birth outcome of the current delivery
 Alive 428 (98.2) 432 (99.3)
 Stillbirth 8 (1.8) 3 (0.7)
Postnatal care in the current delivery
 At least 1 visit 141 (32.3) 229 (52.6)
 At least 2 visits 59 (13.5) 97 (22.3)
 3 and above visits 10 (2.3) 23 (5.3)
 No visit 295 (67.7) 206 (47.4)