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Table 4 Multivariate logistic regression for predictors of home delivery among mothers employed in paid work

From: Mothers employed in paid work and their predictors for home delivery in Pakistan

Characteristic AORa (95% CI) p-value
Province
 Baluchistan 1.63 (1.42–1.88) < 0.001
 KPK 1.73 (1.46–2.05) < 0.001
 Sindh 0.87 (0.78–0.98) 0.021
 Punjab 1  
Region
 Rural 1.26 (0.94–1.71) 0.122
 Urban 1  
Marital status
 Divorced/separated/widowed 0.62 (0.25–1.49) 0.282
 Married 1  
Mother’s occupation
 Unskilled 2.61 (1.76–3.88) < 0.001
 Semi-skilled 1.23 (0.94–1.61) 0.121
 Skilled 1  
Husband’s education
 No formal schooling 1.70 (1.08–2.66) 0.020
 Primary 1.16 (0.85–1.58) 0.335
 Secondary 1.10 (0.79–1.54) 0.551
 Higher 1  
Husband’s occupation
 Unemployed 1.69 (1.21–2.35) 0.002
 Unskilled 2.02 (1.49–2.72) < 0.001
 Semi-skilled 0.52 (0.19–1.37) 0.518
 Skilled 1  
Total children born
 7 or more 1.57 (1.05–2.35) 0.026
 4–6 0.92 (0.65–1.32) 0.682
 1–3 1  
Head of household
 Father/other 1.07 (0.58–1.97) 0.816
 Husband 1.00 (0.77–1.30) 0.978
 Self 1  
Number of prenatal visits during pregnancy
 None 4.84 (3.53–6.65) < 0.001
 At least one 1  
Prenatal assistance from physician
 No 3.98 (3.03–5.20) < 0.001
 Yes 1  
Urine analysis taken during pregnancy
 No 2.48 (1.84–3.33) < 0.001
 Yes 1  
Blood analysis taken during pregnancy
 No 2.63 (1.95–3.57) < 0.001
 Yes 1  
Given/bought iron tablets during pregnancy
 No 2.64 (2.06–3.38) < 0.001
 Yes 1  
Decision-maker for spending respondent’s earning
 Husband or elders 1.82 (1.27–2.59) 0.001
 Husbands, elders and self jointly 1.88 (1.29–2.73) 0.001
 Self 1  
Decision-maker for respondent’s healthcare
 ‘Self and husband’ or ‘self and other’ 1.12 (0.75–1.65) 0.058
 Self 1  
  1. aMultivariate logistic regression analysis was carried out to obtain AOR after controlling for mother’s age (continuous variable), education (categorical variable) and wealth status (categorical variable)