Table 4

Determinants of delivery service utilization
Characteristics Skilled birth attendant utilization
Bivariate OR (95% CI) MultivariateOR (95% CI)
Education
Illiterate 1 1
Informal education 1.49 (1.20–1.86)* 1.18 (0.92–1.51)*
Primary school 2.98 (2.25–4.00)* 1.72 (1.25–2.36)*
Secondary school 4.10 (3.17–5.31)* 2.05 (1.52–2.77)*
Intermediate and above 7.75 (5.30–11.33)* 4.41 (2.89–6.72)*
Wealth quintile
Lowest 1 1
Second 0.81 (0.63–1.04) 1.08 (0.81-1.43)
Middle 0.99 (0.76–1.29) 1.19 (0.88-1.61)
Fourth 2.53 (1.96–3.26)* 1.99 (1.49-2.67)*
Highest 2.67 (2.07–3.46)* 1.90 (1.42-2.56)*
Knowledge of danger signs
No 1 1
Yes 2.09 (1.78–2.45)* 1.31 (1.08-1.58)*
Antenatal care visits
< 4 visits 1 1
≥ 4 visits 2.92 (2.44–3.51)* 2.39 (1.97-2.89)*
Distance to health facility
> 30 min 1 1
≤ 30 min 1.87 (1.57–2.21)* 1.25 (1.03-1.52)*

CI confidence interval.

*p < 0.05.

Results are shown for the association between delivery service utilization and various independent variables in mid- and far-western Nepal (n = 2,481).

Choulagai et al.

Choulagai et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:49   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-49

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