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Table 3 Factors associated with birth preparedness practices among pregnant women in Medebay Zana district, July 2017

From: Birth preparedness as a precursor to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality among pregnant mothers in Medebay Zana District, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Birth preparedness practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
No n (%) Yes n (%)
Marital status
 In marital union 321 (65.8) 167 (34.2) 3.12 (1.53–6.60)* 4.14 (1.47–11.64)*
 Not in marital union 55 (85.9) 9 (14.1) 1 1
Educational status
 Illiterate 217 (71.6) 86 (28.4) 0.16 (0.10–0.25)* 0.15 (0.07–0.30)*
 Primary 127 (93.4) 9 (6.6) 0.03 (0.01–0.06)* 0.01 (0.01–0.04)*
 Secondary and above 32 (28.3) 81 (71.7) 1 1
Occupation
 House wife 285 (82.1) 62 (17.9) 1 1
 Governmental employed 39 (50.6) 38 (49.4) 4.46 (2.47–7.57)* 2.69 (1.19–6.05)*
 Merchant 27 (37.0) 46 (63.0) 7.83 (4.52–13.56)* 4.02 (1.73–9.37)*
 Others 25 (45.5) 30 (54.5) 5.52 (3.04–10.03) 5.27 (2.17–12.80)*
Planned pregnancy
 Yes 250 (66.5) 126 (33.5) 1 1
 No 126 (71.6) 50 (28.4) 1.31 (0.86–1.88) 0.06 (0.03–0.15)*
ANC care
 Yes 181 (58.8) 127 (41.2) 2.79 (1.89–4.11)* 0.11 (0.05–0.22)*
 No 195 (79.9) 49 (20.1) 1 1
Saving habit
 Yes 101 (46.5) 116 (53.5) 5.26 (3.56–7.75 15.81 (7.20–34.72)*
 No 275 (82.1) 60 (17.9) 1 1
Arranged transport
 Yes 127 (70.9) 52 (29.1) 1.22 (.82–1.79) 1
 No 249 (66.8) 124 (33.2) 1  
First pregnancy
 Yes 220 (81.2) 51 (18.8) 1 1
 No 156 (55.5) 125 (44.5) 3.46 (2.35–5.08)* 1.22 (0.63–2.35)
Duration of pregnancy (months)
 3–6 101 (51.0) 97 (49.0) 3.34 (2.30–4.86) 1
 7–9 275 (77.7) 79 (22.30) 1 5.86 (3.25–10.58)*
Knows danger signs of labor and delivery
 Yes 197 (91.6) 6 (4.6) 1  
 No 124 (95.4) 18 (8.4) 1.89 (0.73–4.89) 0.76 (0.15–3.96)
  1. ANC antenatal care, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, COR crude odds ratio
  2. 1: referent
  3. * Significant at p value < 0.05