Table 4

Association between background characteristics and antenatal care (ANC) visits in study area Matlab, Bangladesh 2005-2009
Variables icddr,b service area Government service area
0 -1 ANC 2 ANC ≥ 3 ANC 0 -1 ANC 2 ANC ≥ 3 ANC
n (%) n (%) n (%) P-value* n (%) n (%) n (%) P-value*
Age in year
<20 269 (14.4) 539 (28.9) 1057 (56.7) <0.001 640 (42.2) 502 (33.1) 375 (24.7) <0.001
20 - 24 572 (13.6) 1180 (28.1) 2446 (58.3) 1862 (47.1) 1226 (31.0) 867 (21.9)
25 - 34 889 (15.0) 1644 (27.7) 3412 (57.4) 3290 (55.0) 1550 (25.9) 1137 (19.0)
≥ 35 267 (20.8) 367 (28.6) 649 (50.6) 797 (61.3) 311 (23.9) 193 (14.8)
Parity
Null parity 647 (12.8) 1462 (29.0) 2939 ( 58.2) <0.001 1829 (40.5) 1484 (32.9) 1201 ( 26.6) <0.001
1 -2 956 (14.9) 1742 (27.1) 3725 (58.0) 3176 (54.1) 1606 (27.4) 1090 (18.6)
3 or more 394 (21.6) 526 (28.9) 900 (49.5) 1584 (67.0) 499 (21.1) 281 (11.9)
Education in year
0 459 (19.1) 690 ( 28.7) 1254 (52.2) <0.001 1544 (56.9) 713 ( 26.3) 456 (16.8) <0.001
1 – 5 524 (15.5) 944 (27.9) 1919 (56.7) 2372 (58.1) 1092 (26.8) 616 (15.1)
≥ 6 1014 (13.5) 2096 (27.9) 4391 (58.5) 2673 (44.9) 1784 (29.9) 1500 (25.2)
Asset quintiles
1-poorest 387 (18.9) 574 (28.1) 1082 (53.0) <0.001 1322 (64.2) 494 (24.0) 242 (11.8) <0.001
2 349 (15.3) 681 (29.9) 1247 (54.8) 1333 (59.6) 574 (25.7) 329 (14.7)
3 444 (16.4) 780 (28.8) 1487 (54.9) 1577 (52.9) 850 (28.5) 553 (18.6)
4 397 (13.2) 821 (27.3) 1788 (59.5) 1295 (46.5) 849 (30.5) 642 (23.0)
5-richest 420 (12.9) 874 (26.9) 1960 (60.2) 1062 (39.5) 822 (30.6) 806 (30.0)
Gestational age in weeks
<37 497 (25.1) 664 (33.6) 818 (41.3) <0.001 1178 (57.1) 551 (26.7) 334 (16.2) <0.001
≥ 37 1500 (13.3) 3066 (27.1) 6746 (59.6) 5411 (50.6) 3038 (28.4) 2238 (20.9)
Delivery type
Vaginal 1792 (15.3) 3353 (28.6) 6569 (56.1) <0.001 6281 (53.5) 3289 (28.0) 2175 (18.5) <0.001
Cesarean section 205 (13.1) 371 (23.6) 993 (63.3) 302 (30.4) 299 (30.1) 393 (39.5)

* χ2-test.

Pervin et al.

Pervin et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-111

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