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Table 3 Association between socio-demographic, reproductive characteristics, knowledge of key danger signs and birth preparedness

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and birth preparedness practices among women in rural Uganda

Characteristics Birth prepared n (%) OR (95% CI)
County   
Kashari 124/382 (31.3) 1.0 (ref)
Rwampara 142/361 (39.4) 1.5 (0.9-2.6)
Type of residence   
Rural 237/625 (37.7) 1.0 (ref)
Semi-urban 29/118 (26.5) 0.6 (0.3-1.1)
Age (years)   
<25 108/292 (37.4) 0.8 (0.6-1.2)
≥25 158/451 (33.8) 1.0 (ref)
Marital status   
Not married 13/36 (37.4) 0.9 (0.4-2.2)
Married 253/707 (35.1) 1.0 (ref)
Education level   
Less than secondary(low) 192/571 (32.8) 1.0 (ref)
≥Secondary (high) 74/172 (42.4) 1.5 (1.0-2.3)
Occupation   
Irregular income 200/590 (33.5) 1.0 (ref)
Regular income 66/153 (40.8) 1.5 (0.9-2.3)
Household assets ownership score   
Low (0-1) 63/207 (31.3) 1.0 (ref)
High (≥2) 203/536 (36.6) 1.5 (1.0-2.3)
Parity   
1 58/157 (35.2) 0.9 (0.6-1.4)
2-4 130/346 (37.7) 1.0 (ref)
≥5 78/240 (31.6) 0.7 (0.5-1.1)
Attendance of ANC   
<4 visits 89/241 (36.7) 1.0 (ref)
≥4 visits 177/502 (34.5) 1.0 (0.7-1.5)
Travel time from health facility   
<1 hour 146/411 (35.8) 1.0 (ref)
≥1 hour 120/332 (35.8) 0.9 (0.6-1.3)
Knowledge of at least 1 key danger sign   
During pregnancy   
No 104/364 (27.7) 1.0 (ref)
Yes 162/379 (42.2) 1.9 (1.3-2.7)
During childbirth   
No 60/210 (27.9) 1.0 (ref)
Yes 206/533 (38.1) 1.5 (0.9-2.3)
During postpartum   
No 51/195 (26.0) 1.0 (ref)
Yes 215/548 (38.9) 2.1 (1.3-3.3)
Knows labour lasting more than 12 hours is a danger sign   
No 219/612 (34.9) 1.0 (ref)
Yes 47/131 (36.6) 0.8 (0.5-1.4)