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Table 3 Mothers’ Antenatal Care (ANC) experience and perceptions towards home delivery

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 Delivered at home (N = 103) Delivered in a health facility (N = 291) Overall (N = 394) P-value
In the last pregnancy, did you plan to deliver at home? 35 (34) 30 (10) 65 (17) <0.0001
In the last pregnancy, did you attend antenatal care? 86 (84) 277 (95) 363 (92) <0.0001
When did you start antenatal care?a    
   First trimester 21 (19) 88 (30) 109 (27)  
   Second trimester 50 (49) 145 (50) 195 (50) 0.303
   Third trimester 16 (16) 43 (15) 59 (15)  
During last pregnancy, how many times did you attend the ANC?b  
   Once 11 (11) 15 (5.2) 26 (6.6)  
   Twice 17 (17) 41 (14) 58 (15)  
   Thrice 17 (17) 79 (27) 96 (24) 0.109
   4 times 24 (23) 73 (25) 97 (24)  
   5 times and above 16 (16) 67 (23) 83 (21)  
During the last pregnancy and in your own opinion, how was the ANC care and treatment?a
   Bad 5 (4.9) 5 (1.7) 10 (2.5)  
   Good 63 (61 185 (64) 248 (63)  
   Better 13 (13) 46 (16) 59 (15) 0.04
   Excellent 5 (4.9) 41 (14) 46 (12)  
   Advised on the mode of delivery during the ANC visits? 61 (59) 236 (81) 297 (75) 0.007
   There is a difference between delivering at home and delivering at the hospital 69 (67) 270 (93) 339 (86) <0.0001
   It is dangerous to deliver at home 68 (66) 270 (93) 338 (86) <0.0001
What is your view on the services offered by TBA’s in the management of home deliveries?
   Good 45 (44) 37 (13) 82 (21)  
   Essential 26 (25) 63 (22) 89 (23)  
   Bad 23 (22) 180 (62) 203 (52) <0.0001
   Better 9 (8.7) 11 (3.8) 20 (5.1)  
  1. a-missing 32 records, b-missing 34 records