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Table 6 Multinomial logistic regression results on the determinants of PNC services, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

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

Variables Number (n = 554) Standard PNC Undesirable PNC
COR(95% CI) P-Value COR(95% CI) P-Value
Age (Continuous) 554 1.04(0.98 1.10) 0.199 0.99(0.88 1.12) 0.923
Parity 554 0.69(0.38 1.24) 0.215 1.15(0.34 3.90) 0.818
Residence
 Rural 381 1.00   1.00  
 Urban 173 2.29(1.21 4.32) 0.011* 1.59(0.37 6.79) 0.535
Marital Status 554 0.82(0.38 0.76) 0.617 1.09(0.15 7.80) 0.933
Religion
 Christian 217 1.00   1.00  
 Islam 337 0.71(0.41 1.23) 0.220 1.99(0.43 9.14) 0.375
Ethnicity
 Others 399 1.00   1.00  
 Mende 124 1.23(1.23 0.67) 0.720 0.31(0.05 1.91) 0.207
 Kissi 31 0.62(0.18 2.13) 0.453 0.26(0.02 2.76) 0.263
Occupation
 Employed 433 1.00   1.00  
 Unemployed 121 1.13(0.61 2.11) 0.689 4.04(0.46 35.88) 0.210
Education level attainment
 None 210 1.00   1.00  
 Primary 142 1.10(0.55 2.22) 0.780 0.35(0.06 1.90) 0.224
  Secondary/Vocational 202 2.35(1.19 4.63) 0.013* 0.89(0.21 0.69) 0.872
Number of Births in past 5 years
 1 265 1.00   1.00  
 2+ 289 1.02(0.56 1.84) 0.958 0.90(0.26 3.10) 0.867
Husband’s Education level attainment
 None 238 1.00   1.00  
 Primary 72 2.36(1.10 5.05) 0.027* 1.73(0.30 9.97) 0.537
 Junior Secondary 109 1.88(0.96 3.69) 0.064 1.09(0.20 6.06) 0.923
 Senior Secondary 82 0.81(0.35 1.85) 0.610 1.27(0.20 8.06) 0.802
 Vocational/Higher 53 2.29(1.03 5.12) 0.042* 4.07(0.77 21.51) 0.098
Distance to Health Facility (Minutes)
  < 30 196 1.00   1.00  
 30–60 132 1.36(0.71 2.62) 0.357 0.61(0.10 3.55) 0.580
  > 60 226 1.42(0.72 2.81) 0.312 0.82(0.19 3.66) 0.802
Type of Floor
 Natural 394 1.00   1.00  
 Modern 160 1.35(0.80 2.27) 0.266 0.49(0.12 1.99) 0.318
  1. *Significant association at P < 0.05, n = 554, pseudo R2 = 8.81%, LR Chi2 = 54.37
  2. Prob. Chi2 = 0.025, Base model = Average category