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Table 2 Factors identified in Moyer and Mustafa (2012) paper and whether they are included in this analysis[3]

From: Drivers of facility deliveries in Africa and Asia: regional analyses using the demographic and health surveys

Factors Listed in Moyer and Mustafa, 2012 Included in this analysis?
Maternal Factors  
 Maternal Age Yes
 Maternal Education Yes, years of education
 Religion No
 Ethnicity No
 Region/province of residence Yes, clustered by stratum
 Urban/rural Yes
 Wealth/SES Yes, wealth index
 Maternal Employment Yes, employed/not
 Health insurance coverage No, only collected in sub-set of countries
 Parity/birth order Yes, parity
 Martial Status Yes
 Polygamous union No, only applicable to a subset of countries
 Empowerment/autonomy Yes, score of acceptability of wife beating
 Attitude towards importance of facility delivery/perceived need No, not available
 Attitude towards skills of doctor vs. TBA No, not available
 Embarrassment/fear of being shamed No, not available
 Discussion with male partner on place of delivery No, not available
 Knowledge of pregnancy risk factors No, high levels of missing data
 Completion of birth plan No, not available
 Concept of abnormal vs. normal pregnancy No, not available
 Having means of transport to facility/vouchers No, not available
 Quality of previous delivery No, not available
 Location of previous delivery No, because not all women had a previous delivery
 Pregnancy wantedness Yes, desired pregnancy/not
 Birth complications No, not available
 Use of herbal drugs No, not available
 Desire to appear modern No, not available
 Fear of episiotomy No, not available
 Precipitate Labor No, not available
 Use of maternity waiting homes No, not available
Social Factors  
 Non-male household head Yes
 Husband’s occupation Yes
 Husband/partner education Yes
 Small family norm (community level) No, not available
 Stigma/gossip/on lookers No, not available
 Living in socially disadvantaged neighborhood No, not available
 Permission from husband, TBA, mother, mother-in-law No, not available
 Social influence of others Yes, stratum level acceptability of wife beating score
 Village level: % of village who agree facility delivery is important No, high levels of missing data
 Village level: % of village who rated local facility as “excellent” No, not available
 Village level: % of village who attended 4+ ANC Yes
 Village level: % of village who agreed doctors and nurses have good skills No, not available
 Village level: % of village who agree TBAs have good skills No, not available
 Community perception of access to nearest facility No, not available
 Traditional views on delivery and motherhood No, not available
Antenatal care (ANC) factors  
 Attended ANC Yes, any ANC
 Timing of firs ANC visit (early) No, not available
 Number of ANC Yes, 4+ ANC
 Saw doctor at ANC Yes
 Quality of ANC No, not available
 Advised to deliver in a facility during ANC No, not available