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Table 1 Characteristics of the home and facility groups

From: Modeling the relationship between women’s perceptions and future intention to use institutional maternity care in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Variable Home group Facility group
N = 524 N = 130
mean/proportion (standard deviation) mean/proportion (standard deviation)
Determinants of intention, facility birth
 Distance 40% 62%**
  1 = proximate, 0 = distal (0.491) (0.488)
 Municipality 37%** 25%
  1 = Nebaj, 0 = Cotzal/ Chajul (0.483) (0.437)
 Maternal Language 87% 70%**
  1 = indigenous, 0 = Spanish (0.332) (0.460)
 Wealth Factor Score −0.022 0.096
  0.002; range: −.984-3.624 (0.718) (0.764)
 Parity 21% 16%
  1= > 5 children (0.405) (0.369)
 Education 46% 54%*
  1 = some, 0 = none (0.499) (0.500)
 Age 28.8 28.1
  16-51 (7.479) (7.691)
 Birth Type n/a 80%
  1 = vaginal, 0 = C-section (0.076) (0.402)
Independent Variables
 Willingness to recommend a facility birth to others 55% 85%**
  1 = yes (0.498) (0.355)
 Satisfaction with care during last delivery 92% 91%
  1 = Very good/good 0 = average to very poor (0.278) (0.291)
 Experienced D&A n/a 18%
  1 = yes to at least one of the three D&A questions   (0. 383)
 Perceptions of abandonment in health facilities 10% n/a
  1 = yes (0.294)  
 Perceptions of “unfair requests for payment” in health facilities 9% n/a
  1 = yes (0.280)  
Outcome
 Intends to deliver next child in a health facility 16% 72%**
  1 = yes (0.369) (0.453)
  1. Source: Compiled by author using COTONEB survey data
  2. Statistical difference between groups denoted by *p < .10, **p < .05