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Table 2 Factors associated with facility-based delivery among women of reproductive age from the Digo community residing in Kwale, Kenya (restricting to only those who reported a previous birth, n = 632)

From: Correlates of facility-based delivery among women of reproductive age from the Digo community residing in Kwale, Kenya

  Univariate Multivariatea
OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value
Respondent’s age (years)
 < 30 Reference    
 ≥ 30 0.8 (0.5–1.2) 0.217   
Husband/partner’s age (years)
 < 40 Reference    
 ≥ 40 0.5 (0.3–0.9) 0.013 0.7 (0.4–1.3) 0.262
Age started living with husband/partner (years)
 < 20 Reference    
 ≥ 20 1.1 (0.7–2.4) 0.360   
School attendance (respondent)
 Never attended school Reference    
 Ever attended school 2.0 (1.2–3.2) 0.004 1.9 (1.1–3.3) 0.030
Years of education (respondent)
 < 8 years Reference    
 ≥ 8 years 1.4 (1.0–2.1) 0.072   
School attendance (husband/partner)
 Never attended school Reference    
 Ever attended school 1.3 (0.7–2.4) 0.360   
ANC attendance
 Did not attend ANC Reference    
 Attended ANC 2.4 (0.7–8.7) 0.175   
Ideal ANC attendanceb
 No Reference    
 Yes 2.3 (1.4–3.7) 0.001 2.0 (1.0–3.8) 0.040
Marital status
 Not in a marital union Reference    
 In a marital union 1.4 (0.9–2.4) 0.159   
 Not living with marital partner Reference    
 Living with marital partner 1.3 (0.8–2.1) 0.376   
 Monogamous Reference    
 Polygamous 0.6 (0.3–0.9) 0.024 0.7 (0.4–1.3) 0.228
Pregnancy intention
 Didn’t want to get pregnant Reference    
 Wanted to get pregnant 1.5 (1.0–2.2) 0.040 1.5 (0.9–2.6) 0.106
Gainfully employed past 12 months
 No Reference    
 Yes 0.6 (0.4–1.2) 0.138   
  1. aAdjusted for husband/partner’s age, education (both respondent’s and husband/partner’s), ideal ANC attendance, being in a polygamous relationship and pregnancy intention
  2. bConstitutes having attended ≥ 4 ANC visits, having received information on pregnancy danger signs, having received ≥ 3 tetanus toxoid vaccinations, having received anti-malarial, anti-helminthic and hematinic supplementation