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Table 4 Multivariable Logistic Regression of Socio-demographic, Maternal, Pregnancy and delivery care Factors associated with home delivery, adjusted odds ratios and 95% CI (n = 4649)

From: Factors associated with home delivery in rural Sindh, Pakistan: results from the global network birth registry

Variable Adjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Socio-demographic Factors
Maternal age (years)
  < 20 ref  
 20–35 1.01 (0.60, 1.53) 0.67
  > 35 1.30 (0.79, 2.14) 0.62
Maternal Education
 Illiterate 1.60(1.34, 2.04) 0.02
 Literate ref  
Maternal Factors
BMI (kg/m2)
 18.5–23 ref  
  < 18.5 1.21 (1.03,2.42)  < 0.002
  > 23 1.77 (1.64,2.92)  < 0.002
Maternal Hemoglobin (gm/dl)
  < 8 1.04 (0.88,1.31) 0.03
 8–10 1.18 (1.02,1.36)  < 0.001
 10.1 and above ref  
Parity
 0 ref  
 1–2 1.67 (1.37,2.63) 0.06
 3 and above 1.91 (1.58, 2.32) 0.02
History of C-sections
 No 2.97 (2.15,4.11)  < 0.02
 Yes ref  
Pregnancy and delivery care Factors
Received ANC during pregnancy
 No ANC 14.8 (10.2,21.5)  < 0.001
  < 4 visits 2.73 (2.32,3.2)  < 0.001
 4 or more visits ref  
Calcium supplementation
 No 1.48 (1.24,1.76) 0.03
 Yes ref  
Complications in pregnancy and after deliverya
 Yes ref  
 No 0.34 (0.12,0.43)  < 0.001
  1. aObstructed labour/Prolonged labour/failure to Progress/antepartum hemorrhage/ postpartum hemorrhage/ hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and severe infection