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Table 5 Characteristics of well-prepareda women versus those less-prepared

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women admitted in a rural hospital in Rwanda

Characteristics Birth preparedness COR (95% CI) baOR (95% CI)
Well a(n = 78) Less (n = 272)   
Age (Years)
  < 25 41 (52.6) 167 (61.4) 0.9 (0.4-2.0) 0.6 (0.5-1.4)
  ≥ 25 37 (47.4) 105 (38.6) 1.0  
Marital status
 Married 70 (89.7) 257 (94.5) 1.0  
 Not currently marriedc 8 (10.3) 15 (5.5) 2.0 (0.8-4.8) 1.2 (0.3-4.2)
Occupation
 Irregular income 66 (84.6) 227 (83.5) 1.0  
 Regular income 12 (15.4) 45 (16.5) 1.0 (0.4-1.9) 0.7 (0.3-2.1)
Education
 None or Primary 68 (87.2) 239 (87.9) 1.0  
 Secondary and above 10 (12.8) 33 (12.1) 1.3 (0.5-3.0) 0.8 (0.5-1.1)
Parity
 1 38 (48.7) 85 (31.3) 2.5 (1.4-4.3) 3.2 (1.2–5.8)
 2-4 27 (34.6) 149 (54.8) 1.0  
  ≥ 5 13 (16.7) 38 (13.9) 1.9 (0.9-4.0) 0.7 (0.3-1.3)
Prior stillbirth
 No 64 (82.1) 226 (83.1) 1.0  
 Yes 14 (17.9) 46 (16.9) 1.1 (0.5-2.0) 0.8 (0.5-1.4)
Antenatal attendance
  < 4 times 3 (3.8) 216 (79.4) 1.0 1.0
  ≥ 4 times 75 (96.2) 56 (20.6) 1.9 (1.7-2.4) 1.3 (0.8-2.1)
Personnel checked during ANC
 Health professional 22 (28.2) 125 (46.0) 1.0 1.0
 Community health worker 56 (71.8) 147 (54.0) 1.4 (1.2-1.9) 2.2 (1.3-3.7)
Knowledge of at least 2 danger signs during pregnancy
 Yes 41 (52.6) 70 (25.7) 3.1 (2.2-4.6) 2.8 (1.7-3.9)
 No 37 (47.4) 202 (74.3) 1.0 1.0
Knowledge of at least 2 danger signs during childbirth
 Yes 31 (39.7) 27 (9.9) 2.3 (1.1-4.6) 1.6 (0.8-2.7)
 No 47 (60.3) 245 (90.1) 1.0  
Knowledge of at least 2 danger signs during postpartum
 Yes 16 (20.5) 38 (14.0) 1.5 (0.8-2.8) 0.8 (0.5-1.4)
 No 62 (79.5) 234 (86.0) 1.0  
  1. CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio
  2. aAny 3 of 4 steps: identified a skilled birth attendant, identified a health facility, arranged for transport and saved money for emergency
  3. bAdjusted for all the independent variables indicated in the table
  4. cSingle, divorced and widowed