Table 2

Multinomial logistic regression analysis of the odds of delivery at home, public or private facility (n = 1410).

    Odds Ratio

    Home vs. Public

    Home vs. private

    Public vs. private


Predisposing

Birth order

2 or less

-

-

-

More than 2

1.58*

1.81*

1.14

Mother's age

< 20 yrs

-

-

-

20 – 29 yrs

0.64*

0.50*

0.77

> 30 yrs

0.60*

0.40*

0.67

Mother's education

Primary or less

-

-

-

Up to secondary

0.82

0.48*

0.59*

More than secondary

1.11

0.37*

0.34*

Father's education

Primary or less

-

-

-

Up to secondary

0.72

0.58*

0.80

More than secondary

1.01

0.40*

0.40*

Religion

Hindu

-

-

-

Muslim

0.57*

0.50*

0.88

Others

0.83

1.12

1.35

Scheduled caste status

No

-

-

-

Yes

0.76

1.36

1.80*

Enabling

Household standard of living

Low

-

-

-

Medium

0.94

0.82

0.87

High

0.77

0.42*

0.55*

Media exposure

0.62*

0.60*

0.97

Healthcare decision-maker

Mother

-

-

-

Father

1.34

1.04

0.78

Mother & father jointly

0.88

1.03

1.16

Others in household

1.19

1.13

0.95

Number of antenatal visits

3 or less

-

-

-

More than 3

0.26*

0.30*

1.18

Location

Urban

-

-

-

Rural

4.82*

4.85*

1.01

Need

Low

-

-

-

High

1.03

0.99

0.96


* p < 0.05

Thind et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-29

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