Table 3

Crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) for having experience of child death within the previous five years among women by selected predictors.

Predictors

Crude OR

Adjusted OR


Age at first marriage (Less than 16 years ref.)

1.00

1.00

16 or more years

0.70*

0.81


Number of children borne (One ref.)

1.00

1.00

Two

1.55*

1.02

Three

2.21***

171**

Four or more

2.33***

1.78**


Previous birth interval (< 2 years ref.)

1.00

1.00

2 or more years

0.24***

0.23***


Place of residence (Urban ref.)

1.00

1.00

Rural

1.82*

1.57


Ecological zones (Mountain ref.)

1.00

1.00

Hill

0.46***

0.58*

Terai

0.61*

0.67*


Literacy status (Illiterate ref.)

1.00

1.00

Literate

0.45***

0.56**


Occupation (Not working/agricultural sector ref.)

1.00

1.00

Non-agricultural sector

0.97

1.48


Religion (Non Hindu ref.)

1.00

1.00

Hindu

1.55*

1.79**


Mass media exposure (No exposure ref.)

1.00

1.00

One media (Radio or TV) exposure

1.00

1.32

Both (Radio & TV) exposure

0.95

1.58


Wealth status (Poorest ref.)

1.00

1.00

Poorer

0.72

0.88

Middle

1.01

1.35

Richer

0.58*

0.88

Richest

0.59*

1.50


Ever use of FP methods (Never used ref.)

1.00

1.00

Ever used

0.48***

0.43***


Visited health facility for own or child's care in previous 12 months (No ref.)

1.00

1.00

Yes

0.64**

0.73*


ANC check for last birth (No ref.)

1.00

1.00

Yes

0.59***

0.81*


Place of the last birth (Home ref.)

1.00

1.00

Health facility

0.71

1.15


Household headship (Male-headed ref.)

1.00

1.00

Female-headed

0.68*

0.69*


Note *** Significant at p < 0.001; ** = p < 0.01 and * = p < 0.05

Adhikari and Podhisita BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:13   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-13

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