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Table 2 Women’s last delivery place, Assistance during delivery, reasons for home delivery and decision making on delivery place in Dodoma region Tanzania

From: Women’s determinant factors for preferred place of delivery in Dodoma region Tanzania: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Last delivery take place (N = 800)
 Health facility 629 78.6
 Home/on the way to hospital 171 21.4
Assistance during delivery (N = 800)
 Skilled health care provider 617 77.1
 Traditional Birth Attendant 135 16.9
 Relatives 26 3.2
 Self 22 2.8
Reasons for home delivery (N = 171)
 Abruptoccurrence of labour pain 89 52.0
 Long distance to the health facility 43 25.1
 Transportation unavailable 23 13.5
 Lack of money to pay 9 5.3
 Unfriendly experience of health care providers 7 4.1
Who decide on delivery place (N = 800)
 Both (husband and wife) 502 62.8
 Just me 195 24.4
 My husband 65 8.1
 Relatives 38 4.8
Estimated distance to the nearby health facility
 Within 5 km 696 87
 Above 5 km 104 13