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Table 2 Association of selected factors with delivery by unskilled birth attendant among mothers seeking child welfare services in selected health facilities, Nyandarua South, Central Kenya

From: Delivery Practices and Associated Factors among Mothers Seeking Child Welfare Services in Selected Health Facilities in Nyandarua South District, Kenya

Factor n (%*) delivery by unskilled birth attendant (N = 154) n (%*) delivery by skilled birth attendant (N = 255) Bivariate analysis, OR (95% C.I.)
Mother's age
   >35 30 (53.6) 26 (46.4) 2.5 (1.0 - 6.1)
   31 - 35 30 (47.6) 33 (52.4) 2.0 (0.8 - 4.7)
   26 - 30 46 (36.8) 79 (63.2) 1.3 (0.6 - 2.8)
   21 - 25 37 (28.5) 93 (71.5) 0.9 (0.4 - 1.9)
   <= 20 11 (31.4) 24 (68.6) Reference
Mother' level of education
   Primary (class 1-3) 13 (76.5) 4 (23.5) 55.3 (4.7-1539.9)
   Primary (class 4-8) 125 (45.6) 149 (54.4) 14.3 (2.0-291.5)
   Secondary 15 (15.0) 85 (85.0) 3.0 (0.4-64.9)
   Tertiary 1 (5.6) 17 (94.4) Reference
Place of delivery attendance
   Home 139 (97.2) 4 (2.8) 581.5 (174.9-2152.3)
   Health facility 15 (5.6) 251 (94.4) Reference
Total number of deliveries in a life time
   >3 deliveries 74 (63.8) 42 (36.2) 4.7 (2.9 - 7.6)
   < = 3 deliveries 80 (27.3) 213 (72.7) Reference
Perception on birth attendants at home versus at health facility
   Similar 68 (61.3) 43 (38.7) 3.9 (2.4-6.3)
   Not similar 86 (28.9) 212 (71.1) Reference
Scores of mothers' satisfaction with maternity services (%)
   0 - 20 97 (53.3) 85 (46.7) 4.6 (2.5-8.8)
   21 - 40 17 (32.7) 35 (67.3) 2.0 (0.9-4.6)
   41 - 60 5 (21.7) 18 (78.3) 1.1 (0.3-3.8)
   61 - 80 17 (27.9) 44 (72.1) 1.6 (0.7-3.6)
   81 - 100 18 (19.8) 73 (80.2) Reference
Scores of mothers' knowledge on safe delivery (%)
   0 - 20 17 (94.4) 1 (5.6) 75.1 (9.7-1587.3)
   21 - 40 38 (77.6) 11 (22.4) 15.3 (6.4-37.2)
   41 - 60 32 (41.0) 46 (59.0) 3.1 (1.6-6.1)
   61 - 80 43 (32.1) 91 (67.9) 2.1 (1.1-3.9)
   81 - 100 24 (18.5) 106 (81.5) Reference
Wealth score
   Low 69 (39.0) 108 (61.0) 1.1 (0.7 - 1.7)
   High 85 (36.6) 147 (63.4) Reference
  1. Abbreviations: N, total number of respondents; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; AOR, adjusted odds ratio; *Column percentages; Significant odds ratio values (unadjusted) printed in bold