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Table 4 Factors associated with utilization of private over public health facilities for child delivery

From: Factors associated with health facility deliveries among mothers living in hospital catchment areas in Rukungiri and Kanungu districts, Uganda

Variables Choice of facility for child delivery Crude PR (95% CI) Adjusted PRs (95% CIs) P Value
Public (N = 116) Private (N = 690)
Age of mother
 16–25 67 (16.3) 345 (83.7) 1   
 26–35 41 (12.4) 290 (87.6) 1.05 (0.99–1.11)   
 36–45 8 (12.7) 55 (87.3) 1.04 (0.94–1.16)   
Education status of mothers
 None 6 (10.0) 54 (90.0) 1.08 (0.98–1.18)   
 Primary 71 (16.5) 359 (83.5) 1   
 Secondary 29 (12.2) 209 (87.8) 1.05 (0.99–1.12)   
Tertiary 10 (12.8) 68 (87.2) 1.04 (0.95–1.15)   
Marital status
 Married or cohabiting 95 (13.4) 616 (86.6) 1 1  
 Single / unmarried 11 (19.3) 46 (80.7) 0.93 (0.82–1.06) 0.91 (0.81–1.03) 0.144
 Divorced/separated 10 (26.3) 28 (73.6) 0.85 (0.70–1.03)+ 0.87 (0.72–1.06) 0.161
Occupation
 Peasant farmers 89 (15.2) 498 (84.8) 1   
 Business person 14 (11.4) 109 (88.6) 1.04 (0.97–1.12)   
 Employed 13 (13.5) 83 (86.5) 1.02 (0.93–1.11)   
Parity
 1–2 68 (14.7) 396 (85.3) 1   
 3–4 30 (13.3) 195 (86.7) 1.01 (0.95–1.08)   
  ≥ 5 18 (15.4) 99 (84.6) 0.99 (0.91–1.08)   
Wealth quintile
 Lowest 22 (14.5) 130 (85.5) 1   
 Second 26 (15.9) 138 (84.2) 0.98 (0.89–1.08)   
 Middle 30 (17.5) 141 (82.5) 0.96 (0.87–1.06)   
 Fourth 16 (10.7) 134 (82.5) 1.04 (0.96–1.14)   
 Highest 22 (13.0) 147 (87.0) 1.02 (0.93–1.11)   
Short distance to the health facility
 No 57 (11.2) 453(88.8) 1 1  
 Yes 59 (19.9) 237 (80.1) 0.90 (0.84–0.96)* 0.92 (0.86–0.98) 0.008
Skilled health workers available
 No 54 (25.1) 161 (74.9) 1 1  
 Yes 62 (10.5) 529 (89.5) 1.19 (1.10–1.30)* 1.13 (1.03–1.24)* 0.013
Perceived quality of WASH services at facility
 Poor 93 (20.3) 366 (79.7) 1 1  
 Good 23 (6.6) 324 (93.4) 1.17 (1.11–1.24)* 1.11 (1.04–1.18)* 0.002
Affordable cost of services
 No 70 (11.4) 542 (88.6) 1 1  
 Yes 46 (23.7) 148 (76.3) 0.86 (0.79–0.94)* 0.85 (0.78–0.92)* <  0.001
Availability of medicines
 Unreliable 84 (19.9) 338 (80.1) 1 1  
 Reliable 32 (8.3) 352 (91.7) 1.14 (1.08–1.21)* 1.02 (0.95–1.09) 0.580
Presence of theatre / caesarean services
 No 112 (16.9) 549 (83.1) 1 1  
 Yes 4 (2.8) 141 (97.2) 1.17 (1.12–1.22)* 1.13 (1.08–1.19)* 0.001
  1. CI Confidence Interval, PR Prevalence Ratio. At multivariate analysis, we adjusted for age, and education status of the mother. *P values ≤0.05, + marginal significance (p value < 0.1)