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Table 8 Logistic regression estimates for use of antenatal care

From: Maternal health care seeking behavior: the case of Haor (wetland) in Bangladesh

Independent variable Regression coefficient Odds ratio = Exp (B) 95 % C.I. for Exp (B)
Lower Upper
Mother’s age at last birth
 Less than 25 years (RC)   1.00   
 25 years and more −0.390 0.677 .372 1.232
Birth order
 First birth (RC)   1.00   
 Second birth and more −0.414 0.661 .333 1.314
Mother’s education
 No education (RC)   1.00   
 Primary 1.248 3.378* 1.394 8.696
 Secondary and more 1.217 3.482* 1.495 7.631
Husband’s education
 No education (RC)   1.00   
 Primary 0.888 2.429 .984 6.001
 Secondary and more 0.576 1.779 0.825 3.839
Monthly family income
 Less than Tk. 2500 (RC)   1.000   
 TK. 2500 and more .084 1.087 0.657 1.799
Occupation of husband
 Laborer (RC)   1.000   
 Other than laborer 0.488 1.630 .932 2.849
Constant −1.092 .336   
HosmerLomshow test = Chi-square 7.942 sig. 0.439
−2 Log likelihood = 466.256
Nagelekerke R. = .188
  1. * = p <0.05, RC reference category