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Table 3 MWH users experience in Arba Minch Zuria district in 2019 (n = 68)

From: Maternity waiting homes as component of birth preparedness and complication readiness for rural women in hard-to-reach areas in Ethiopia

Variables Categories Freq Percent
Referral to MWH Health centers 5 7.4
Health extension workers 62 91.1
Decided by myself 1 1.5
Length of stay (number of days)  <  = 5 days 64 94.1
 > 5 days 4 5.9
Decision to stay at MHW Husband 6 8.8
Jointly 58 85.3
Health care providers 3 4.4
Respondent 1 1.5
Companionship during MWH stay Husband 59 86.8
Mother 2 2.9
Neighbors 3 4.4
Relatives 4 5.9
Financial support during MWH stay Husband 61 89.7
Myself 1 1.5
Neighbors 2 2.9
Relatives 4 5.9
Social support during MWH stay Husband 51 75
Neighbors 6 8.8
Relatives 11 16.2