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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariable association of factors, with the timing of ANC initiation in Bahir Dar Zuria District, North West Ethiopia 2018. (n = 400)

From: Early initiations of first antenatal care visit and associated factor among mothers who gave birth in the last six months preceding birth in Bahir Dar Zuria Woreda North West Ethiopia

Variable Early ANC initiation COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) p-value
Yes No
Distance
 Less than 30 min 70 44 3(1.9,5.3) 2.47(1.4,4.2)* 0.002
 30 min to 1 h 70 76 1.8(1,2.9) 1.6(0.98,2.6) 0.71
 More than 1 h 47 93 1 1  
Accompanying person
 Yes 135 132 1.59(1,2.4) 1.3(0.86,2.2)  
 No 52 81 1 1  
Family size
 < 5 92 71 1.94(1.3,2.9) 1.4(0.62, 2.1)  
 ≥ 5 95 142 1 1  
Knowledge on ANC
 Knowledgeable 165 157 2.67(1.5,4.5) 2.1(1.2,3.7)* 0.016
 Not knowledgeable 22 56 1 1  
Numbers of under five children
 No under five 58 50 4 (1.9,8.3) 2.7(1.3,5.8)* 0.014
 One under five 116 118 3.4 (1.6, 6.6) 2.2(1.1,4.5)* 0.030
 Two under five 13 45 1 1  
Age of the mother
 ≤ 24 years 58 40 2.39(1.2,4.6) 1.7(0.85,3.5  
 25 to 34 106 135 1.29(0.7,2.3) 1.2(0.66, 2.25)  
 ≥ 35 23 38 1 1  
Wanted or planned pregnancy
 Yes 173 171 3(1.6,5.7) 2.4(1.3,4.7)* 0.008
 No 14 42 1 1