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Table 1 Weighted percentage distribution of deliveries by skilled birth attendants (SBAs), with selected background characteristics, in Khulna and Sylhet Division, Bangladesh

From: A comparison of practices, distributions and determinants of birth attendance in two divisions with highest and lowest skilled delivery attendance in Bangladesh

Characteristics Khulna Division’s SBA attendance Sylhet Division’s SBA attendance
No (%)a Yes (%)a Total (n)b No (%)a Yes (%)a Total (n)b
Current age (years)
 15–24 42.0 58.0 216 71.6 28.4 245
 25–34 41.4 58.6 154 69.7 30.3 182
 35–49 32.1 67.9 14 90.6 9.4 42
Parity
 1 35.4 64.6 152 64.6 35.4 152
  ≥ 2 45.3 54.6 232 76.4 23.6 317
Education level of women
 No formal 45.6 54.3 27 89.9 10.1 110
 Primary 56.1 43.9 91 80.8 19.2 183
 Secondary 39.2 60.7 219 57.0 43.0 154
 College or above 20.3 79.7 47 28.3 71.7 22
Occupation of the women
 Not working 39.9 60.1 296 71.9 28.1 407
 Working 46.3 53.6 88 76.9 23.1 62
Birth interval (years)
 0–2 49.1 50.9 29 81.4 18.6 78
  ≥ 3 40.8 59.2 355 70.8 29.2 391
Known pregnancy complications
 No 44.4 55.6 234 77.4 22.6 346
 Yes 36.7 63.3 150 58.9 41.1 123
Receiving ANC by skilled provider
 No 66.1 33.9 68 90.6 9.4 194
 Yes 36.1 63.9 316 59.9 40.1 275
Receiving visit by a family planning worker
 No 40.4 59.6 277 76.6 23.4 365
 Yes 43.8 56.1 107 58.5 41.5 104
Education level of husbands of the women
 No formal 53.3 46.7 66 82.6 17.3 168
 Primary 47.9 52.1 119 77.8 22.2 182
 Secondary 40.4 59.6 143 52.3 47.7 84
 Higher 15.8 84.2 56 45.8 54.2 35
Religion
 Islam 41.6 58.4 335 73.4 26.6 422
 Others 40.0 60.0 49 65.0 35.0 47
Place of residence
 Urban 26.2 73.8 91 56.1 43.9 72
 Rural 46.1 53.9 293 75.6 24.4 397
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 69.7 30.3 75 88.9 11.0 158
 Poorer 48.7 51.3 79 83.9 16.1 106
 Middle 41.3 58.7 84 68.1 31.9 74
 Richer 23.7 76.3 83 54.1 45.9 73
 Richest 21.6 78.4 62 36.5 63.5 58
  1. aWeighted frequency (row percentage)
  2. bTotal Weighted number