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Table 8 Univariate and Bivariate distribution of Provider data, PQCC study 2016

From: Companionship during facility-based childbirth: results from a mixed-methods study with recently delivered women and providers in Kenya

  Characteristics of Providers Percent reporting women are allowed continuous support during
Labor Delivery
No. % No. % No. %
Facility type
 Govt. Hospital 30 61.2 22 73.3 10 33.3
 Govt. Health Center 13 26.5 13 100 6 46.2
 Mission Hospital 6 12 6 100 3 50
Position in facility
 Clinical officer 7 14.3 7 100 4 57.1*
 Nurse/Midwife 25 51 19 76 12 48
 Support staff 17 34.7 15 88.2 3 17.6
Gender
 Male 14 28.6 14 100 9 64.3*
 Female 35 71.4 27 77.1 10 28.6
Age
 24 to 39 years 30 61.2 26 86.7 12 40
 40 to 58 years 19 38.8 15 78.9 7 36.8
Marital status
 Single/Widowed 8 17 7 87.5 3 37.5
Married 39 83 32 82 15 38.5
Parity
 0 to 3 34 72.34 28 82.4 13 38.2
 4 to 7 13 27.66 11 84.6 5 38.5
Feels Facility is crowded
 No, never 14 28.6 12 85.7 5 35.7
 Yes, a few times 6 12.2 5 83.3 3 50
 Yes, most of the time 23 46.9 21 91.3 9 39.1
 Yes, all the time 6 12.2 3 50 2 33.3
Women allowed labor support
 No, never 1 2     
 Yes, a few times 6 12.2     
 Yes, most of the time 12 24.5     
 Yes, all the time 29 59.2     
Women allowed delivery support
 No, never 18 36.7     
 Yes, a few times 12 24.5     
 Yes, most of the time 9 18.4     
 Yes, all the time 10 20.4     
Total 49 100 41 83.7 19 38.8
  1. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 *** p < 0.001