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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the factors associated with early postnatal care attendance among women age 15–49 with a birth in the 2 years preceding the survey (UDHS, 2016)

From: Determinants of early postnatal care attendance: analysis of the 2016 Uganda demographic and health survey

CharacteristicFrequency (n = 5471)aOR95% CI
Residence
 Urban10771.160.89–1.51
 Rural43941.00 
Highest level of education
 None5441.33*1.04–1.69
 Primary33931.00 
 Secondary/higher15341.45**1.22–1.74
Religion
 Anglican17020.950.79–1.95
 Catholic20951.00 
 Muslim8031.170.92–1.47
 Others8711.040.84–1.30
Wealth status
 Poorest12831.00 
 Poorer12020.76*0.59–0.97
 Middle10490.69*0.53–0.91
 Richer9670.66*0.50–0.86
 Richest9640.950.67–1.35
Marital status
 Unmarried8551.120.91–1.38
 Married46161.00 
Occupation
 Not working10190.72*0.58–0.91
 Professional employment19541.030.87–1.21
 Agricultural employment24941.00 
ANC attendance
 4 or more visits32571.20*1.04–1.39
 Less than 4 visits22141.00 
Place of delivery
 Home/other13901.00 
 Public facility322215.28**11.92–19.58
 Private facility86015.68**11.89–20.67
Birth order
 First11831.00 
 Second or third18800.870.72–1.05
 Fourth or fifth12090.980.77–1.24
 Sixth or more12001.000.79–1.28
Perceived difficulty of distance to health facility
 Problem22801.00 
 Not a problem31921.20*1.03–1.39
Access to media messages
 No18101.00 
 Yes36611.31**1.13–1.52
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001; aOR adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence Interval