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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis results of respondents DC in Holetatown, 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 -.652 .144 .535 .232 1.237
35 –49 -.854 .618 .426 .127 1.431
Parity      
Parity 1 1.046 .044 2.845* 1.026 7.886
Parity 2-4 .799 .090 2.223 0.884 5.593
Parity 5 and above (RC)      
Literacy status      
No Schooling (RC)      
Schooling 1.351 .000 3.861*** 2.165 6.883
Occupation of the respondent      
House wife Others (civil servant students, maid servant, merchant etc…) (RC) -.069 .809 .934 0.535 1.628
Marital status      
Married .695 .052 2.004 0.995 4.036
Others( divorced, widowed, never married)(RC)      
Average family monthly income      
Below 23 USD1   .014 .372* .168 .821
   23-57 USD   .490 .778 .382 1.587
Above 57 USD(RC)      
Media exposure      
No exposure (RC)      
Radio or TV .098 .002 2.998** 1.504 5.975
Radio and TV .764 .034 2.146* 1.058 4.351
Decision where to give birth      
Self/jointly with husband .961 .002 2.615** 1.421 4.814
Others (husband or other familymembers) (RC)      
Perception of distance to HI      
Very close(RC)      
Average -.736 .015 .479* 0.264 0.868
Too far .330 .602 1.391 0.403 4.808
ANC attendance      
Yes(RC)      
No −2.000 .001 .135** .042 .438
  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