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Table 5 Predictor variables of PNC service utilization of women who visit public health facilities in Mekelle city, Tigray, Ethiopia /2014 n = 367

From: Postnatal care utilization among urban women in northern Ethiopia: cross-sectional survey

  Utilization of PNC service  
Variable Yes, N(%) No, N(%) OR(95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI)
Education
 Illiterate 11(14.7) 64(85.3) 1 1
 Primary 33(33.3) 66(66.6) 2.91(1.355, 6.246)* 3.02(0.92, 9.85)
 Secondary 27(27.3) 72(72.7 2.18(1.00, 4.75) 1.09(0.31, 3. 89)
 College and above 47(50.0) 47(50.0) 5.81(2.73, 12.40)* 1.17(0.28, 4.88)
Occupation
House wife 56(24.1) 176(75.9) 1 1
 Governmental employee 27(45.0) 33(55.0) 2.57(1.42, 4.64)* 1.38(0.56, 3.43)
 Private employee 18(66.7) 9(33.3) 6.29(2.67, 14.78)* 6.46(1.91, 21.86)*
 Merchant 13(50.0) 13(50.0) 3.14(1.37, 7.17)* 3.34(1.10, 10.19)*
 Day laborer 4(18.2) 22(81.8) 0.70(0.23, 2.15) 1.75(0.39, 7.85)
Husband education
 Illiterate 10(23.8) 32(76.2) 1 1
 Primary 21(22.8) 71(77.2) 0.95(0.40, 0.22) 0.34(0.08, 1.37)
 Secondary 28(28.9) 69(71.1) 1.30(0.56, 2.99) 0.32(0.07, 1.43)
 College and above 59(43.4) 77(56.6) 2.452(1.11, 5.39)* 0.49(0.10,2.48)
Husband occupation
 Governmental employee 43(41.3) 61(58.7) 2.94(1.53, 5.68)* 1.36(0.48, 3.87)
 Private employee 29(28.2) 74(71.8) 1.64(0.83, 3.24) 0.85(0.33, 2.19)
 Merchant 29(40.3) 43(59.7) 2.82(1.39, 5.72)* 1.63(0.62, 4.27)
 Day laborer 17(193) 71(80.7) 1 1
Distance
  < 30 minuets 113(33.7) 222(66.3) 2.75(1.03, 7.33)* 1.90(0.55, 6.58)
  > 30 minuets 5(15.6) 27(84.4) 1 1
Number of pregnancies
 Four and above 8(18.2) 36(81.8) 1 1
 One 51(36.2 90(63.8) 2.55(1.10, 5.90)* 3.35(1.10, 10.21)*
 Two 37(30.6) 84(69.4) 1.982(0.840, 4.676) 2.30(0.76, 7.02)
 Three 22(36.1) 39(63.9) 2.538(1.004, 6.417)* 2.28(0.69,7.54)
ANC visit
 Yes 116(33.7) 228(66.6) 5.34(1.23, 23.18)* 1.01(0.15, 6.68)
 No 2(8.7) 21(91.3) 1 1
Knowledge about availability of PNC
 Yes 99(58.2) 71(41.8) 13.06(7.44, 22.93)* 14.46(7.53, 27.77)*
 No 19(9.6) 178(90.4) 1 1
  1. *statically significant at P < 0.05