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Table 5 Association between socio demographic variables and MCH handbook distribution in Mirbachakot and Kama districts of Afghanistan from August 2017 to April 2018

From: Home-based records for poor mothers and children in Afghanistan, a cross sectional population based study

  Frequency Crude analysis Adjusted analysisa
Total Did not receive Received OR (95% CI) p value aOR (95% CI) p value
n = 1793b n = 170 n = 1623
Wealth groupings
 Poorest 713 (100%) 80 (11.2%) 633 (88.8%) 1.00   1.00  
 Least poor 1080 (100%) 90 (8.3%) 990 (91.7%) 1.39 (1.01–1.91) 0.042 1.26 (0.91–1.77) 0.165
Wealth quintile
 1 (poorest) 356 (100%) 45 (12.6%) 311 (87.4%) 1.00   1.00  
 2 357 (100%) 35 (9.8%) 322 (90.2%) 1.33 (0.83–2.13) 0.231 1.34 (0.83–2.16) 0.239
 3 360 (100%) 28 (7.8%) 332 (92.2%) 1.72 (1.04–2.82) 0.033 1.51 (0.90–2.52) 0.115
 4 360 (100%) 31 (8.6%) 329 (91.4%) 1.54 (0.95–2.49) 0.082 1.35 (0.81–2.26) 0.247
 5 (least poor) 360 (100%) 31 (8.6%) 329 (91.4%) 1.54 (0.95–2.49) 0.082 1.51 (0.91–2.50) 0.113
Maternal education
 No education 1409 (100%) 140 (9.9%) 1269 (90.1%) 1.00   1.00  
 Primary 141 (%) 12 (8.5%) 129 (91.5%) 1.19 (0.64–2.20) 0.588 0 .87 (0.45–1.67) 0.677
 Secondary+ 156 (%) 13 (8.3%) 143 (91.7%) 1.21 (0.67–2.20) 0.523 1.23 (0.65–2.33) 0.529
Maternal age
 16-19y 74 (100%) 11 (14.9%) 63 (85.1%) 1.00   1.00  
 20-24y 546 (100%) 55 (10.1%) 491 (89.9%) 1.56 (0.78–3.13) 0.213 1.40 (0.67–2.91) 0.373
 25-29y 508 (100%) 34 (6.7%) 474 (93.3%) 2.43 (1.17–5.05) 0.017 1.71 (0.77–3.81) 0.188
 30-34y 378 (100%) 40 (10.6%) 338 (89.4%) 1.48 (0.72–3.03) 0.289 1.06 (0.47–2.40) 0.879
 35 + y 287 (100%) 30 (10.5%) 257 (89.6%) 1.50 (0.71–3.15) 0.289 1.09 (0.47–2.55) 0.841
Parity
 1 294 (100%) 42 (14.3%) 252 (85.7%) 1.00   1.00  
 2–6 1195 (100%) 102 (8.5%) 1093 (91.5%) 1.79 (1.22–2.62) 0.003 1.81 (0.15–2.85) 0.011
 7+ 304 (100%) 26 (8.6%) 278 (91.5%) 1.78 1.06–2.99) 0.029 2.05 (1.09–3.88) 0.027
Sex of child
 Female 844 (100%) 96 (11.4%) 748 (88.6%) 1.00   1.00  
 Male 949 (100%) 74 (7.8%) 875 (92.2%) 1.52 (1.10–2.09) 0.010 1.53 (1.10–2.12) 0.011
Age of child
  < 1 m 104 (100%) 16 (15.4%) 88 (84.6%) 1.00   1.00  
 1 m 247 (100%) 17 (6.9%) 230 (93.1%) 2.46 (1.19–5.08) 0.015 2.68 (1.27–5.67) 0.010
 2 m 198 (100%) 9 (4.6%) 189 (95.5%) 3.82 (1.62–8.98) 0.002 4.20 (1.74–10.13) 0.001
 3 m 225 (100%) 8 (3.6%) 217 (96.4%) 4.93 (2.04–11.9) 0.000 5.35 (2.04–14.00) 0.001
 4 m 209 (100%) 13 (6.2%) 196 (93.8%) 2.74 (1.26–5.94) 0.011 2.93 (1.30–6.62) 0.010
 5 m 230 (100%) 34 (14.8%) 196 (85.2%) 1.05 (0.55–2.00) 0.886 1.18 (0.59–2.35) 0.644
 6 m+ 580 (100%) 73 (12.6%) 507 (87.4%) 1.26 (0.70–2.27) 0.436 1.37 (0.72–2.59) 0.336
District
 Kama 957 (100%) 102 (10.7%) 855 (89.3%) 1.00   1.00  
 Mirbachakot 836 (100%) 68 (8.1%) 768 (91.9%) 1.35 (0.98–1.86) 0.070 1.32 (0.91–1.90) 0.144
  1. MCH maternal and child health
  2. Wealth category = poorest = quintiles 1,2; least poor = quintiles 3,4,5
  3. OR odds ratio, aOR adjusted odds ratio
  4. a Adjusted for quintile, maternal education, maternal age, parity, age of child, sex of child
  5. b In women who had known status of receipt of the MCH handbook and also had known socio economic data (n = 1793)