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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analysis results of respondents in ANC attendance, in Holeta town, January to February, 2012, (n=419)

From: Determinants of maternal health care utilization in Holeta town, central Ethiopia

Variables β Sig(p) Exp (β) (OR) 95% C.I. for EXP(β)
Lower Upper
Age at last birth      
15 – 19(RC)      
20 – 34 .155 .804 1.168 .343 3.976
35 - 49 -.700 .040 .183* .036 .927
Parity      
Parity 1 -.566 .448 .568 0.132 2.448
Parity 2-4 .021 .973 1.021 0.304 3.430
Parity 5 and above (RC)      
Literacy status      
No Schooling (RC)      
Schooling .973 .034 2.645* 1.078 6.487
Occupation of the respondent      
House wife .593 .171 1.809 0.775 4.222
Others (civil servant students, maid servant, merchant etc…) (RC)      
Marital status      
Married .058 .907 1.067 0.398 2.821
Others( divorced, widowed, never married)(RC)      
Average family monthly income      
Below 23 USD1 −1.922 .034 .146* .025 .867
23 - 57 USD −1.401 .124 .246 .041 1.470
Above 57 USD(RC)      
Media exposure      
No exposure (RC)      
Radio or TV 1.389 .006 4.013** 1.487 10.831
Radio and TV 1.485 .037 4.416* 1.097 17.784
Planned pregnancy      
Yes (RC)      
No −1.087 .021 .337* 0.134 0.850
Knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy      
Better knowledge 1.264 .019 3.541* 1.236 10.147
Poor knowledge (RC)      
Presence of husband approval on ANC      
Yes 2.197 .000 8.999*** 3.706 21.855
No (RC)      
  1. 1 USD= 17.50 Ethiopian currency at the time of survey (2012).
  2. * = P < 0.05 ** = P < 0.01 *** = P < 0.001.
  3. RC = Reference category.