Table 5

Association of respondents’ characteristics with utilization of maternal health services, September 2009
Characteristics of respondents Access to maternal health services Adjusted Odds Ratio
Poor access to MHS Good access to MHS Odds ratio 95% CI-interval
District
Degua Tembien 165(68.8) 75(31.2) 1.00
Saesi Tsadamba 157(64.3) 87(35.7) 1.19 0.81-1.74
Alaje 161(66.8) 80(33.2) 0.87 0.58-1.30
Age of respondent
24 years and less 77(72.6) 29(27.4) 1.00
25 and above 406(65.6) 213(34.4) 1.50 0.92-2.45
Literacy
Illiterate : unable to read and write 397(68.9) 179(31.1) 1.00
Literate : able to read and write 86(57.7) 63(42.3) 1.85* 1.22-2.80
Listening to a radio
No, not at all 312(71.1) 127(28.9) 1.00
Yes 171(59.8) 115(40.2) 1.45* 1.05-2.02
Participation in income generating activities (IGAs)
Poor participation : 2 and less IGAs 324(71.1) 132(28.9) 1.00
Good Participation : 3 and more IGAs 159(59.1) 110(40.9) 1.43* 1.03-2.00
Year of enrolment into HEP
Do not know 117(73.6) 42(26.4) 1.00
2004-2006 156(65.5) 82(34.5) 1.07 0.68-1.70
2007-2009 210(64.0) 118(36.0) 1.37 0.88-2.1
Household status towards being a model family
Did not hear about model family 189(71.6) 75(28.4) 1.00
Have heard about model family but not working towards graduation 202 (72.7) 76(27.3) 0.98 0.66-1.45
Yes, working towards graduation or graduated as model family 92(50.3) 91(49.7) 2.13* 1.40-3.23

*P<0.05.

Medhanyie et al.

Medhanyie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:352   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-352

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