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Table 3 Socio-demographic and obstetric factors influencing birth preparedness and complication readiness adjusted for confounding variables, in Robe Woreda, January, 2012

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness in Robe Woreda, Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Birth preparedness COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Women’s education     
Illiterate 59 (62.1%) 339 (70.6%) 1.00 1.00
Read and write 1 (1.1%) 33 (6.9%) 0.17 (0.02, 1.3) 0.15 (0.02, 1.2)
Primary education 28 (29.5%) 104 (21.7%) 1.55 (0.94, 2.55) 1.36 (0.76, 2.43)
Secondary education & above 7 (7.4%) 4 (0.8%) 10.1 (2.85, 35.42)* 6.23 (1.45, 25.87)**
Monthly income     
< 131 Birr 20 (21.1%) 123 (25.7%) 1.00 1.00
131–475 Birr 18 (18.9%) 128 (26.7%) 0.87 (0.44, 1.7) 0.98 (0.46, 2.06)
476–716 Birr 21 (22.1%) 122 (25.5%) 1.06 (0.55, 2.05) 1.11 (0.54, 2.3)
>716 36 (37.9%) 106 (22.1%) 2.1 (1.14, 3.83)* 1.97 (1.01, 3.9)**
Gravida (total no. of pregnancy)     
1 23 72 1.00 1.00
2–4 50 242 0.65 (0.37, 1.13) 5.49 (0.32, 94.87)
> = 5 22 166 0.42 (0.22, 0.79)* 0.44 (0.006, 31.66)
Parity (total no. of birth)     
1 26 79 1.00 1.00
2–4 48 245 0.59 (0.35, 1.02) 0.97 (0.17, 5.53)
> = 5 21 156 0.41 (0.22, 0.77)* 5.39 (0.16, 184.59)
ANC visit     
Yes 93 404 8.75 (2.11, 36.26)* 5.68 (1.27, 25.4)**
No 2 76 1.00 1.00
Obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, labour and post-partum     
Yes 78 (82.1%) 289 (60.2%) 3.03 (1.74, 5.29)* 2.94 (1.61, 5.37)**
No 17 (17.9%) 191 (39.8%) 1.00 1.00
Birth at HF before last delivery     
Yes 24 40 3.72 (2.114, 6.54)* 3.9 (2.04, 7.46)**
No 71 440 1.00 1.00
Birth order     
First 23 72 1.00 1.00
Second 19 79 0.75 (0.38, 1.5) 0.12 (0.004, 4.37)
Third 19 95 0.63 (0.32, 1.24) 0.1 (0.002, 3.9)
Fourth and above 34 234 0.46 (0.25, 0.82)* 0.1 (0.003, 3.59)
History of still birth     
Yes 4 5 4.18 (1.1, 15.85)* 4.95 (0.73, 33.45)
No 91 475 1.00 1.00
  1. * Statistically significant at p < 0.05 in the crude analysis.
  2. ** Statistically significant at p < 0.05 after adjusting for selected confounding variables.