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Table 5 Association of respondents’ characteristics with utilization of maternal health services, September 2009

From: The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics of respondents Access to maternal health services   Adjusted Odds Ratio  
Poor access to MHS Good access to MHS Odds ratio 95% CI-interval
District
Degua Tembien 165(68.8) 75(31.2) 1.00  
Saesi Tsadamba 157(64.3) 87(35.7) 1.19 0.81-1.74
Alaje 161(66.8) 80(33.2) 0.87 0.58-1.30
Age of respondent
24 years and less 77(72.6) 29(27.4) 1.00  
25 and above 406(65.6) 213(34.4) 1.50 0.92-2.45
Literacy
Illiterate : unable to read and write 397(68.9) 179(31.1) 1.00  
Literate : able to read and write 86(57.7) 63(42.3) 1.85* 1.22-2.80
Listening to a radio
No, not at all 312(71.1) 127(28.9) 1.00  
Yes 171(59.8) 115(40.2) 1.45* 1.05-2.02
Participation in income generating activities (IGAs)
Poor participation : 2 and less IGAs 324(71.1) 132(28.9) 1.00  
Good Participation : 3 and more IGAs 159(59.1) 110(40.9) 1.43* 1.03-2.00
Year of enrolment into HEP
Do not know 117(73.6) 42(26.4) 1.00  
2004-2006 156(65.5) 82(34.5) 1.07 0.68-1.70
2007-2009 210(64.0) 118(36.0) 1.37 0.88-2.1
Household status towards being a model family
Did not hear about model family 189(71.6) 75(28.4) 1.00  
Have heard about model family but not working towards graduation 202 (72.7) 76(27.3) 0.98 0.66-1.45
Yes, working towards graduation or graduated as model family 92(50.3) 91(49.7) 2.13* 1.40-3.23
  1. *P<0.05.