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Table 4 Factors independently associated with institutional delivery service utilization, Dembecha district, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 674)

From: Factors influencing institutional delivery service utilization in Dembecha district, Northwest Ethiopia: A community based cross sectional study

Variable Institutional delivery service utilization COR AOR
No Yes (95% CI) (95% CI) P-value
Place of residence
 Urban 71 26 1.00   
 Rural 374 203 1.48 (0.91–2.39)   
Age (years)
 15–19 4 4 1.00   
 20–24 27 24 0.88 (0.20–3.94)   
 25–29 111 91 0.82 (0.19–3.36)   
 30–34 112 61 0.54 (0.13–2.25)   
 35+ 191 49 0.25 (0.06–1.06)   
Educational status
 Unable to read & write 192 65 1.00   
 Able to read & write 175 104 1.75 (1.21–2.54)   
 Primary education (1–8) 62 47 2.23 (1.39–3.59)   
 Secondary and above (9–12+) 16 13 2.40 (1.09–5.52)   
Current marital status
 Married 416 225 1.00   
 Unmarried 29 4 0.25 (0.08–0.73)   
Gravidity
 1 44 52 1.00   
 2–4 283 138 0.41 (0.26–0.64)   
  ≥ 5 118 39 0.28 (0.16–0.48)   
Abortion in life time
 No 380 208 1.00   
 Yes 65 21 0.59 (0.35–0.99)   
Still birth in life time
 No 400 223 1.00 1.00  
 Yes 45 6 0.24 (0.10–0.57) 0.25 (0.07–0.77) 0.016
Planned pregnancy
 No 125 38 1.00   
 Yes 320 191 1.96 (1.31–2.94)   
ANC visit
 No 341 22 1.00 1.00  
 Yes 104 207 30.85 (18.87–50.42) 38.51 (22.35–66.33) 0.0001
Distance to health facility
  < 1 h 172 113 1.00 1.00  
 1–2 h 273 116 0.64 (0.46–0.89) 0.52 (0.32–0.83) 0.006
Available functional media
 No 192 49 1.00 1.00  
 Yes 253 180 2.78 (1.93–4.02) 2.61 (1.59–4.28) 0.0001
  1. COR crude odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. Bold cases indicate significance