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Table 3 Bivariate and Multivariate analysis of predictors of knowledge on obstetric danger signs among mothers who gave within 1 year in Bahir Dar City, North west, Ethiopia, March, 2013 (n = 701)

From: Factors associated with knowledge on obstetric danger signs among women who gave birth within 1 year in Bahir Dar city administration, North West, Ethiopia

Variables Knowledge on danger sign
Yes
(n = 226)
No
(n = 435)
COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
Marital status
 Married/in union 227 376 1.65 (1.06, 2.55)  
 Single/separated 39 59   
Occupation status of the mother
 House wife 168 261 1.84 (1.14, 2.98) 2.15 (1.25, 3.68)**
 Merchant 39 59 1.89 (1.04, 3.44) 2.01 (1.05, 3.88)*
 G/employed 33 41 2.30 (1.22, 4.34) 2.75 (1.38, 5.49)**
 Others (student, daily laborer) 26 74 1 1
Family size
 1–4 157 276 0.70 (0.31, 1.57)  
 5–6 91 131 0.38 (0.15, 0.94)  
 ≥ 7 18 28 1  
Final decision to seek care
 Respondent 129 164 1.57 (1.11, 2.21) 1.59 (1.10, 2.29)*
 Other family 137 271 1 1
Number of ANC visits
 0 24 45 1  
 1 18 26 1.04 (0.48, 2.24)  
 2 41 59 1.16 (0.46, 2.91)  
 3 46 83 1.19 (0.62, 2.28)  
 4 137 222 0.41 (0.18, 0.93)  
Time of 1st ANC visits (n = 630) (n = 206) (n = 424)   
1st trimester 99 235 1 1
2nd trimester 77 154 1.19 (0.83, 1.70) 1.31 (0.77, 2.24)
3rd trimester 31 34 2.16 (1.26, 3.72) 3.21 (1.63, 6.33)***
  1. COR crudes odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. * Significant at P < 0.02; ** Significant at P < 0.01; *** Significant at P ≤ 0.001