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Table 2 Results of logistic regression analyses of deliveries attended 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 SBA Attendance
Khulna Division Sylhet Division
COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Current age (years)
 15–24 Ref   Ref Ref
 25–34 1.0 (0.7,1.4)   1.1 (0.7,1.7) 1.2 (0.8,2.0)
 35–49 1.5 (0.5,4.4)   0.3* (0.1,0.7) 0.4* (0.2,0.9)
Parity
 1 1.5** (1.1,2.0) 1.3 (0.9,1.8) 1.8* (1.0,3.1) 0.8 (0.4,1.8)
  ≥ 2 Ref Ref Ref Ref
Education level of women
 No formal Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Primary 0.7 (0.3,1.3) 0.6 (0.3,1.3) 2.1** (1.3,3.6) 1.6 (0.8,3.0)
 Secondary 1.3 (0.7,2.4) 0.7 (0.3,1.3) 6.7*** (2.7,16.7) 3.1* (1.3,7.6)
 College or above 3.3** (1.4,7.9) 0.7 (0.2,2.2) 22.7*** (7.8,66.1) 8.4** (1.9,36.7)
Occupation of the women
 Not working 1.3 (0.8,2.0)   1.3 (0.7,2.5)  
 Working Ref   Ref  
Birth interval (years)
 0–2 0.7 (0.3,1.6)   0.6 (0.3,1.0) 0.7 (0.3,1.5)
  ≥ 3 Ref   Ref Ref
Known pregnancy complications
 No Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Yes 1.41 (1.0,1.9) 1.0 (0.7,1.4) 2.4* (1.0,5.5) 0.9 (0.5,1.6)
Receiving ANC by skilled provider
 No Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Yes 3.5*** (2.0,6.0) 2.5** (1.4,4.6) 6.4*** (2.7,15.6) 3.6*** (2.0,6.5)
Receiving visit by a family planning worker
 No Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Yes 0.9 (0.6,1.3) 0.9 (0.6,1.6) 2.3** (1.4,3.8) 3.0*** (1.6,5.4)
Education level of husbands of the women
 No formal Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Primary 1.2 (0.8,2.0) 0.9 (0.6,1.6) 1.4 (0.8,2.4) 0.6 (0.3,1.4)
 Secondary 1.7 (1.0,2.8) 0.8 (0.4,1.4) 4.4** (1.5,12.5) 1.1 (0.4,3.1)
 Higher 6.1*** (2.9,13.0) 1.9 (0.6,5.4) 5.6** (2.0,15.6) 0.6 (0.1,3.1)
Religion
 Islam Ref   Ref  
 Others 1.1 (0.5,2.2)   1.5 (0.7,3.0)  
Place of residence
 Urban 2.4*** (1.5,3.9) 1.6 (1.0,2.5) 2.4** (1.3,4.6) 1.4 (0.9,2.2)
 Rural Ref Ref Ref Ref
Wealth quintile
 Poorest Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Poorer 2.4** (1.3,4.6) 2.6** (1.3,5.2) 1.5 (0.6,3.8) 0.9 (0.4,2.0)
 Middle 3.3*** (1.7,6.1) 3.0** (1.5,6.0) 3.8* (1.3,10.5) 2.0 (0.9,4.4)
 Richer 7.4*** (3.6,14.9) 6.1*** (2.7,13.9) 6.8*** (2.4,19.3) 2.6** (1.4,5.1)
 Richest 8.3*** (4.1,16.7) 4.7*** (1.9,11.5) 14.0*** (5.6,34.8) 3.8*** (1.9,7.6)
  1. 1p < 0.2, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001; COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval