Table 4

Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with community involvement in obstetric emergency management

Variable

Community involvement

Unadjusted OR

95% CI

Adjusted

OR

95% CI


High

Low


Sex

Male

151

82

1.00

Female

42

30

1.32

0.77 - 2.26

1.04

0.56 - 1.94

Age in years

15 - 24

23

18

1.00

25 - 54

170

94

0.71

0.36 -1.38

0.67

0.31 - 1.45

Employment status

Unemployed/student

70

25

1.00

Employed (formal/self)

123

87

1.98

1.16 - 3.37*

1.91

1.02 - 3.54*

Saving money for use when obstetric emergency develops

Yes

139

95

1.00

No

54

17

0.46

0.25 - 0.84*

0.48

0.25 - 0.94*

Rating of quality of general health care

Poor/Fair

129

62

1.00

Good

64

50

1.63

1.01 - 2.62*

0.91

0.48 - 1.71

Rating quality of maternal health care

Poor/Fair

118

45

1.00

Good

75

67

2.34

1.46 - 3.77***

2.22

1.19 - 4.14*

Sensitizing communities on signs of obstetric emergencies by local leaders

Yes

3

14

1.00

No

190

98

0.11

0.03 - 0.39**

0.12

0.03 - 0.47**

Distance to the nearest health unit

≥ 5 km

3

5

1.00

< 5 km

190

107

0.34

1.17 - 3.53

0.23

0.05 - 1.08

Distance to the maternity unit

≥ 5 km

82

39

1.00

< 5 km

111

73

1.38

0.85 - 2.24

1.72

0.97 - 3.04

Conducting community health education by health workers

Yes

64

22

1.00

No

129

90

2.03

1.17 - 3.53*

2.22

1.18 - 4.19*


Key: significance is at p < 0.05:

Whereby we get * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001

Ogwang et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-20

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