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Table 5 Obstetric factors associated with PNC utilization among mothers in Debre Birhan town, North Shoa, Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 390)

From: Determinants of postnatal care utilization in urban community among women in Debre Birhan Town, Northern Shewa, Ethiopia

Variables PNC utilization Crude OR Adjusted OR
No Yes (95% CI) (95% CI)
Age at 1st pregnancy
 < 18 6 (26.1%) 17 (73.9%) 1  
 18–35 56 (11.3%) 309 (84.7%) 1.947(0.74, 5.15)
 35 and above 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0.353(0.019, 6.57)
Gravidity 1  
 1 19(12.3%) 135(87.7%) 0.7(0.39, 1.28)  
 2–4 36(18.7%) 179(83.3%) 0.229(0.084, 0.62)
 ≥ 5 8(38.1%) 13(61.9%)  
Number of live births
 1 19(11.7%) 143(88.3%) 1  
 2–4 38(18%) 173(82%) 0.605(0.34, 1.09)
 ≥ 5 6(31.3%) 11(64.7%) 0.24(0.08, 0.73)
Ever had abortion
 Yes 1(7.1%) 14(92.9%) 2.57(0.33, 20.04)  
 No 62(16.5%) 313(83.5%) 1
Ever had still birth
 Yes 4(40.0%) 6(60%) 0.276(0.075, 1.007)  
 No 59(15.5%) 321(84.5%) 1
Ever had neonatal death
 Yes 59(15.6%) 319(84.4%) 2.703(0.79, 9.27)  
 No 4(33.3%) 8(66.7%) 1
Place of birth
 Home 11(30.6%) 25(69.4%) 1 1
 Health facility 316(89.3%) 38(10.7%) 18.90(8.62, 41.4) 0.65(0.58, 0.94)