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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics associated with mothers' satisfaction in referral hospitals of Amhara Region, Ethiopia, September-November, 2009

From: Mothers' satisfaction with referral hospital delivery service in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

  Satisfied Unsatisfied COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Age (in years)     
< 20 years 20(4.8) 17(4.1) 1.00* 1.00*
20-34 years 216(51.8) 134(32.1) 1.4(0.69,2.71) 0.7(0.28,1.99)
35-49 years 22(5.3) 8(1.9) 2.3(0.83,6.59) 1.5(0.35,6.21)
Marital Status     
Single 19(4.6) 20(4.8) 1.00* 1.00*
Married 236(56.6) 136(32.6) 1.8(0.94,3.54) 0.5(0.14,1.58)
Divorced 3(0.7) 3(0.7) 1.1(0.19,5.87) 1.4(0.13,15.88)
Religion     
Orthodox 173(41.6) 129(31.0) 1.00* 1.00*
Muslim 79(19.0) 28(6.7) 2.1(1.29,3.43)** 1.8(0.97,3.27)
protestant 5(1.2) 2(0.5) 1.9(0.36,9.76) 1.1(0.13,10.28)
Educational Status     
No formal education 79(18.9) 49(11.8) 1.00* 1.00*
Grade 1 - 6 42(10.1) 27(6.5) 1.0(0.53,1.76) 0.9(0.39,2.32)
Grade 7 - 12 91(21.8) 67(16.1) 0.8(0.52,1.36) 1.6(0.66,3.95)
Diploma and above 46(11.0) 16(3.8) 1.8(0.91,3.49) 1.8(0.49,6.72)
Occupation     
Governmental employee 57(14.5) 29(7.3) 1.00* 1.00*
Merchant 32(8.1) 19(4.8) 0.9(0.42,1.77) 0.9(0.29,2.72)
Farmer 52(13.2) 26(6.6) 1.0(0.53,1.95) 1.5(0.40,5.34)
House wife 85(21.5) 50(12.7) 0.87(0.49,1.53) 1.5(0.55,3.96)
Student 17(4.3) 25(6.3) 0.35(0.16,0.74) 0.6(0.20,2.03)
Economic status (monthly income)     
≤ 765ETB(47.8USD) 134(32.1) 75(18.0) 1.2(0.82,1.80)  
> 765 ETB(47.8USD) 124(29.8) 84(20.1) 1.00*  
Residence     
Urban 185(44.4) 111(26.6) 1.1(0.71,1.69)  
Rural 73(17.5) 48(11.5) 1.00*  
Perceived presence of waiting area     
Yes 221(53.0) 50(12.0) 13.0(8.03,21.11) 6.3(3.33,11.88)
No 37(8.9) 109(26.1) 1.00* 1.00*
Mode of visit     
Referral 104(24.9) 59(14.2) 1.1(0.76,1.72)  
Not referral 154(36.9) 100(24.0) 1.00*  
Waiting time before seeing a doctor or a nurse     
≤ 1 hour 247(59.2) 135(32.4) 4.0(1.89,8.40) 2.9(1.14,7.58)
> 1 hours 11(2.6) 24(5.8) 1.00* 1.00*
Privacy during examinations     
yes 179(42.9) 40(9.6) 6.7(4.32,10.52) 2.1(1.13,3.83)
No 79(18.9) 119(28.6) 1.00* 1.00*
Amount paid to the service     
≤ 157 ETB 154(36.9) 68(16.4) 2.0(1.33,2.96) 1.9(1.15,3.60)
> 157 ETB 104(24.9) 91(21.8) 1.00* 1.00*
  1. *Reference group.