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Table 4 Determinants of early antenatal care attendance

From: “No visible signs of pregnancy, no sickness, no antenatal care”: Initiation of antenatal care in a rural district in Northern Ghana

Exposure variable ANC attendance at first trimester
AOR (CI = 95%) P-value
Age
 15–24 1.00  
 25–34 0.9 (0.41–2.14) 0.872
 35–44 1.2 (0.41–3.31) 0.772
 45–49 0.3 (0.04–2.35) 0.245
Occupation
 Unemployed 1.00  
 Employed 3.6 (1.50–8.76) 0.004
Educational status
 No education 1.00  
 Primary 5.6 (2.82–11.25) < 0.001
 Middle/Junior High 57.5 (18.50–178.73) < 0.001
 Secondary and above 163.2 (34.94–762.48) < 0.001
Religion
 Traditional 1.00  
 Christian 1.6 (0.77–3.16) 0.198
 Moslem 0.6 (0.20–1.86) 0.352
Number of iving children
 1 1.00  
 2 4.1 (1.35–12.48) 0.013
 3 3.0 (1.90–10.04) 0.047
 4 3.5 (1.00–12.23) 0.035
 5–9 1.1 (0.25–4.46) 0.946
Health insurance status
 Insured 1.00  
 Not insured 1.7 (0.82–3.35) 0.135
  1. ANC antenatal care
  2. AOR adjusted odds ratio
  3. CI confidence interval