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Table 5 Factors associated with the use of skilled delivery attendant, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

From: Socio-economic determinants of maternal health care utilization in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

Variable SDA COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
No
n = 355(%)
Yes n = 199(%)  
Age
 10–19 44(12.4) 32(16.1) 1.00  
 20–24 110(31.0) 62(31.2) 0.78(0.45 1.35) .
 25–35 164(46.2) 90(45.2) 0.75(0.45 1.27) .
  > 35 37(10.4) 15(7.5) 0.56(0.26 1.18) .
Residence**
 Rural 282(79.4) 99(49.8) 1.00 1.00
 Urban 73(20.6) 100(50.3) 3.90(2.67 5.70)* 6.20(3.61 10.63)*
Parity**
  1 75(21.1) 57(28.6) 1.00 1.00
  2–4 183(51.6) 109(54.8) 0.78(0.52 1.19) 0.90(0.56 1.47)
  5+ 97(27.3) 33(16.6) 0.45(0.27 0.76)* 0.58(0.31 1.10)
Religion
 Christian 136(38.3) 81(40.7) 1.00 .
 Islam 219(61.7) 118(59.3) 0.90(0.63 1.29) .
Marital Status
 Single 19(5.4) 18(9.1) 1.00 .
 Married/Living Together 324(91.3) 172(86.4) 0.56(0.29 1.10) .
 Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12(3.4) 9(4.5) 0.79(0.27 2.33) .
Ethnicity
 Others 20(5.6) 11(5.5) 1.00 .
 Mende 258(72.7) 141(70.9) 0.99(0.46 2.13) .
 Kissi 77(21.7) 47(23.6) 1.11(0.49 2.52) .
Occupation**
 Unemployed 62(17.5) 59(29.6) 1.00 1.00
 Employed 293(82.5) 140(70.4) 0.50(0.33 0.76)* 0.67(0.40 1.13)
Education level attainment**
 None 145(40.9) 65(32.7) 1.00 1.00
 Primary 88(24.8) 54(27.1) 1.37(0.87 2.14) 0.97(0.58 1.62)
 Junior Secondary 94(26.5) 48(24.1) 1.14(0.72 1.79) 0.91(0.53 1.58)
 Senior Secondary/Vocational 28(7.9) 32(16.1) 2.25(1.42 4.58)* 1.22(0.57 2.59)
Number of Births in past 5 years
 1 160(45.1) 105(52.8) 1.00 .
 2+ 195(54.9) 94(47.2) 0.73(0.52 1.04) .
Husbands Occupation
 Unemployed 43(12.1) 35(17.6) 1.00 .
 Employed 312(87.9) 164(82.4) 0.65(0.40 1.05) .
Husband Education level attainment**
 None 166(46.8) 72(36.2) 1.00 1.00
 Primary 40(11.3) 32(16.1) 1.84(1.07 3.17)* 2.38(1.30 4.35)*
 Junior Secondary 68(19.2) 41(20.6) 1.39(0.86 2.24) 1.34(0.79 2.29)
 Senior Secondary 57(16.1) 55(12.6) 1.01(0.59 1.74) 0.67(0.35 1.25)
 Vocational/Higher 24(6.8) 29(14.6) 2.79(1.52 5.11)* 1.85(0.93 3.72)
Distance to Health Facility** (Minutes)
  < 30 126(35.5) 70(35.2) 1.00 1.00
 30–60 70(19.7) 62(31.2) 1.59(1.02 2.50)* 2.98(1.67 5.33)*
  > 60 159(44.8) 67(33.7) 0.76(0.50 1.14) 2.37(1.33 4.24)*
Type of Floor
 Natural 260(73.2) 134(67.3) 1.00 .
 Modern 95(26.8) 65(32.7) 1.33(0.91 1.94) .
Type of Toilet
 Pit and Others 346(97.5) 194(97.5) 1.00 .
 Flush 9(2.5) 5(2.5) 0.99(0.33 3.00) .
  1. *Significant association at P < 0.05 ** Variables adjusted for the effect of the other variables