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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors associated with the choice of delivery place

From: Health facility or home delivery? Factors influencing the choice of delivery place among mothers living in rural communities of Eritrea

Variable Category COR [95% CI] AOR [95% CI]
Husband’s education No education 0.08 [0.01–0.43]** 0.02 [0.01–0.54]*
Primary 0.35 [0.12–0.96]* 0.61 [0.12–3.19]
Junior 0.64 [0.24–1.70] 1.13 [0.22–5.84]
Secondary 0.43 [0.15–1.18] 0.32 [0.06–1.73]
Diploma and above® 1 1
Final decision making power on delivery place Mother® 1 1
Husband only 3.94 [2.09–7.43] 2.78 [0.36–21.09]
Mother and husband 2.46 [0.56–10.66]** 5.42 [1.78–16.49]**
Husband’s choice of delivery place Health facility 15.78 [2.13–6.81]** 2.32 [1.24–5.11]*
Home delivery 1 1
Household wealth status Poor 1 1
Medium 2.05 [1.15–3.65]* 3.78 [1.38–10.37]*
Rich 2.08 [0.71–6.04] 1.77 [0.31–10.09]
Distance to health facility < 2 km 9.63 [3.44–26.90]** 14.67 [2.30–93.45]**
2–5 km 1.01 [0.51–2.01] 1.03 [0.31–3.39]
5–10 km 0.42 [0.20–0.88]* 0.39 [0.11–1.35]
> 10 km® 1 1
Means of transport to health facility On foot® 1 1
Traditional transport (mule, horse, karieza) 9.17 [2.39–35.16]** 9.78 [1.23–77.26]*
Public transport 0.77 [0.39–1.54] 1.19 [0.33–4.17]
Ambulance 0.32 [0.23–1.23] 0.21 [0.11–1.12]
Private vehicle 3.05 [0.420–22.25] 2.06 [0.25–1.11]
Reading news papers Daily 2.34 [0.541–10.18] 3.77 [1.12–4.04]*
Sometimes 2.20 [1.24–3.90]** 2.95 [1.01–8.59]*
Never® 1 1
Knowledge about complications during delivery Knowledgeable 4.95 [2.82–8.68]** 4.39 [1.63–11.83]**
Not knowledgeable® 1 1
Perceived quality of delivery care Satisfactory 3.68 [1.27–10.70]* 9.52 [1.91–47.50]**
Not satisfactory® 1 1
Previous facility delivery Yes 2.56 [1.51–4.35]** 2.69 [0.94–7.68]*
No ® 1 1
Birth interval Medium 1.68 [0.90–3.13] 2.20 [0.77–6.26]
Distant 3.28 [1.61–6.69]** 11.92 [3.42–41.49]**
Close spacing ® 1 1
Women’s perception of delivery outcomes of women in her community Positive 0.50 [0.20–1.21] 1.59 [0.35–7.27]
Negative 3.49 [1.70–7.15]** 1.31 [1.06–4.96]*
Mixed ® 1 1
Perceived threats of home delivery Threatening 7.94 [3.50–18.03]** 1.84 [1.46–3.38]*
Not threatening ® 1 1
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, R reference category, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001