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Table 2 Some reasons for delivering at home and home delivery practices among mothers who delivered at home

From: Why mothers still deliver at home: understanding factors associated with home deliveries and cultural practices in rural coastal Kenya, a cross-section study

Characteristics (N = 103) N (%)
Why did you deliver at home?  
   Onset of labor before the expected date 33 (32)
   Hospital is too far 12 (12)
   Home delivery is easy & convenient 11 (11)
   All my previous deliveries were at home 9 (8.7)
   Worries about cost in the hospital 8 (7.8)
   Missing 30 (29)
Where exactly at home did you deliver?a  
   In a room 47 (46)
   Inside the house 44 (43)
   Outside the house 7 (6.9)
   On the way 4 (3.9)
Who assisted or attended to you during delivery?b  
   Mother-in-law 29 (28)
   Mother 19 (18)
   Traditional birth attendant 18 (17)
   Neighbour 10 (9.7)
   No attendant 10 (9.7)
   Other family members 6 (5.8)
   Skilled birth attendant 5 (4.9)
In what position did you deliver?  
   Lying down 43 (42)
   Squatting 29 (28)
   Kneeling 19 (18)
   Others /Standing/Missing 12 (12)
What was the surface of delivery?b  
   Clean washed cloth/surface 49 (48)
   On unwashed cloth/surface 26 (25)
   On the ground 22 (21)
Health facility factors made you deliver at home?c  
   Distance 56 (54)
   Health workers attitudes 20 (19)
   Cost 12 (12)
  1. a-1 missing record, b-6 missing records, c-15 missing records