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Table 6 Knowledge-associated factors and PNC services among mothers in Debre Birhan Town, North 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
Yes No (95% CI) (95% CI)
Heard about PNC service 322(94.4%) 19(5.6%) 0.007(0.002–0.019)  
Knowledge of the existence of PNC service 321(95.3%) 16(4.7%) 0.005(0.002–0.014)  
Knowledge on the danger signs during postnatal period 322(95.5%) 15(4.5%) 0.005(0.002–0.014)  
Knowledge on the PNC services
 Yes 317(96.9%) 10(3.1%) 1 1
 No 6(9) 57(90.5) 0.003(0.001, 0.009) 0.03(0.00, 0.44)
Distance from nearby health institution (meter)
 < 500 82(89.1%) 10(10.9%) 1  
 501–2000 196(89.5%) 23(10.5%) 1.039(0.474–2.228)  
 > 2001 49 (62%) 30(38%) 0.199 (0.09–0.443)  
 ANC follow-up 320 (89.4%) 38(10.6) 0.033(0.013–0.082)