Table 3

Factors associated with reported postnatal practices following the most recent pregnancy

Proportion (%) with high score

Crude OR for high score

P value

Adjusted ORa for high score (95% onfidence interval)

P value


Setting

Entebbe Hospital

78/115 (68%)

1

0.011b

1

0.020b

Other government hospitals

12/29 (41%)

0.33

0.33 (0.13, 0.83)

Private hospital

28/39 (72%)

1.21

1.02 (0.41, 2.54)

Public clinic

24/51 (47%)

0.42

0.34 (0.18, 0.63)

Traditional Birth Attendant

4/14 (29%)

0.19

0.26 (0.08, 0.82)

No trained assistance

16/35 (46%)

0.40

0.48 (0.19, 1.19)

Year of pregnancy

1999

27/48 (56%)

1

0.83c

1

0.63c

2000

25/43 (58%)

1.08

1.04 (0.36, 3.06)

2001

28/47 (60%)

1.15

1.29 (0.56, 3.01)

2002

28/51 (55%)

0.95

1.08 (0.35, 3.33)

2003

44/73 (60%)

1.18

1.35 (0.67, 2.72)

2004 (to March)

10/21 (48%)

0.71

0.94 (0.38, 2.36)

Age

13–25 years

66/136 (49%)

1

0.011

1

0.38

25 years or more

96/147 (65%)

1.99

1.30 (0.71, 2.37)

Gravidity

Primigravida

40/90 (44%)

1

0.029

1

0.047

Multigravida

122/193 (63%)

2.15

2.18 (1.01, 4.70)

Education

None

13/28 (46%)

1

0.12c

1

0.70c

Primary

80/141 (57%)

1.51

1.25 (0.52, 2.96)

Secondary

55/96 (57%)

1.55

1.02 (0.45, 2.31)

Tertiary

14/18 (78%)

4.04

2.21 (0.71, 6.89)

Possessionsc

None of specified items/bed

100/196 (51%)

1

0.004

1

0.054

Phone/motorbike/car

62/87 (71%)

2.38

1.90 (0.99, 3.63)

Electricity at home

No

84/157 (54%)

1

0.18

1

0.80

Yes

78/126 (78%)

1.41

1.07 (0.62, 1.84)

Crowding at home

3 or more

68/142 (48%)

1

<0.001

1

0.009

Less than 3 people/room

94/141 (67%)

2.18

1.96 (1.19, 3.20)


a Adjusted for delivery care setting, age-group, gravidity, mother's education, possessions, electricity in the home and crowding. bTest for heterogeneity. cTest for trend. dSpecified possessions were bed, mobile phone, motorcycle and car. Crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) and P values were computed using complex survey commands within Stata (svylogit).

Tann et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-7-23

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