Table 9

Independent predictors of induction of labor
Characteristic p value OR 95% CI
Location 0.000
Urban - 1 -
Peri-urban 0.004 0.70 0.55 – 0.89
Rural 0.000 0.38 0.31 – 0.46
Maternal age 0.020
<20 0.004 0.73 0.60 – 0.91
21 – 25 0.016 0.83 0.71 – 0.97
26 – 30 - 1 -
31 – 35 0.50 1.06 0.90 – 1.24
36 – 40 0.73 0.96 0.78 – 1.19
>40 0.55 0.88 0.59 – 1.32
Schooling duration 0.001
0 0.014 0.75 0.59 – 0.94
1 – 6 0.031 0.81 0.66 – 0.98
7 – 12 0.000 0.72 0.62 – 0.84
13 – 18 0.44 0.74 0.34– 1.60
>18 - 1 -
Parity 0.001
0 0.01 1.25 1.09 – 1.44
1 – 2 - 1 -
3 – 4 0.21 0.89 0.75 – 1.07
≥5 0.79 1.03 0.82 – 1.30
Level of facility 0.000
Primary 0.037 0.78 0.61 – 0.99
Secondary 0.000 1.40 1.20 – 1.62
Tertiary - 1 -
Other 0.000 0.36 0.28 – 0.47
Type of facility
Non-teaching 0.000 0.53 0.46 – 0.61
Teaching - 1 -
Antenatal care 0.000
0 0.046 0.76 0.58 – 0.99
1 – 3 0.000 0.66 0.59 – 0.75
≥4 - 1 -
Delivery charges
No 0.000 1.98 1.68 – 2.35
Yes - 1 -
Is caesarean section more expensive?
No 0.000 0.72 0.60 – 0.86
Yes - 1 -
Is caesarean section of economic benefit to attending staff?
No 0.000 1.38 1.18 – 1.62
Yes - 1 -

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