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Table 5 Factors associated with MWHs use in Arba Minch zuria district, 2019 (n = 807)

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

Variable Categories Used MWH Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjustedb OR (95% CI)
No Yes
Mothers’ educational status No formal education 542 26 1 1
Formal education 197 42 4.4 (2.6, 7.4) 0.6 (0.2,1.3)
Wealth index 1st quantile 160 3 0.09 (0.03,0.28) 7.3 (1.2,42)*
2nd quantile 154 6 0.18 (0.07,0.4) 8.9 (1.8, 42)*
3rd quantile 156 6 0.18 (0.07,0.4) 3.9 (0.8,18)
4th quantile 137 24 0.80 (0.4, 1.44) 2.4 (1.0,5.6)
5th quantile 132 29 1 1
Decision about MCH care Husband/partner 133 5 1 1
Jointly 573 61 2.8 (1.1, 7.2) 3.6 (1.0,12)*
Respondents 33 2 1.6 (0.3, 8.7) 1.0 (0.1, 8)
ANC visit No visit 97 2 1 1
1–3 visits
4 & more visits
301
339
32
34
5.2 (1.2, 22)
4.9 (1.1, 21)
1.5 (0.2, 11)
0.6 (0.08,4.6)
BPCRa practice No 619 17 1 1
Yes 120 51 15.4 (8.6, 27.7) 6.5 (2.3,18)*
Place of previous childbirth Home-birth 494 5 1 1
Health facility birth 234 63 26.2 (10, 67) 12 (3.8, 40)*
Previous Childbirth complications No 708 60 1 1
Yes 31 8 3.0 (1.3,6.9) 3 (1.0,9)*
Travel distance to the nearest hospital  < 2 h 253 57 9.9 (5,19.3) 3.3 (1.4,7.7)*
 ≥ 2 h 486 11 1 1
Emergency transportation access Easy to access 84 46 16.3 ( 9.3, 28) 8.8 (3.9, 19)*
Difficult to access 655 22 1 1
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05
  2. aBPCR- Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness
  3. bAdjusted for confounders which possibly affect the association between the outcome and independent variables