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Table 5 Reasons why women had home birth without SBA (N = 99)

From: Potential factors associated with institutional childbirth among women in rural villages of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a preliminary study

ReasonNumber (%)
Physical accessibility
 Did not have any means of transportation51 (51.5)
 There was no one accompany her travel48 (48.5)
 A health facility was too far to reach31 (31.3)
Affordability
 Could not afford institutional childbirth30 (30.3)
Acceptability
 Did not want to stay at a health facility28 (28.3)
 Did not see an importance of institutional childbirth20 (20.2)
 Her family did not allow institutional childbirth14 (14.1)