International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

What Influences Where They Give Birth? Determinants of Place of Delivery among Women in Rural Ghana

Table 1

Background characteristics and place of delivery.

Variable Place of delivery value
HomeFacility
(100%) (100%)

Maternal age0.107
15–1923 (38.0%)38 (62.0%)
20–24153 (40.0%)228 (60.0%)
25–29206 (36.4%)360 (63.6%)
30–34223 (45.5%)267 (54.5%)
35–39165 (38.4%)288 (63.6%)
40–4493 (38.6%)148 (61.4%)
45–4945 (51.2%)43 (48.8%)
Wealth index0.000
Poorest452 (53.7%)389 (46.3%)
Poorer301 (41.9%)418 (58.1%)
Middle138 (29.7%)327 (70.3%)
Richer13 (5.9%)207 (94.1%)
Richest3 (8.4%)31 (91.6%)
Educational level0.000
No education468 (53.4%)409 (46.6%)
Primary213 (41.1%)305 (58.9%)
Secondary223 (26.4%)620 (73.6%)
Higher3 (6.9%)38 (93.1%)
Ecological zone 0.000
Coastal zone302 (34.7%)569 (65.3%)
Forest zone256 (34.4%)490 (65.6%)
Savannah zone348 (52.7%)313 (47.3%)
Getting money needed for treatment0.000
Big problem531 (46.0%)623 (54.0%)
Not a big problem375 (33.4%)749 (66.6%)
Ethnicity 0.000
Akan296 (31.0%)659 (69.0%)
Ga/Dangme38 (43.0%)52 (57.0%)
Ewe104 (37.6%)172 (62.4%)
Guan16 (34.3%)30 (65.7%)
Mole–Dagbani181 (37.8%)297 (62.2%)
Grusi28 (37.9%)46 (62.1%)
Gurma217 (73.9%)77 (26.1%)
Mande5 (15.9%)27 (84.1%)
Other21 (66.8%)10 (33.2%)
Parity 0.000
One birth90 (27.5%)238 (72.5%)
Two births139 (36.6%)240 (63.4%)
Three births146 (34.9%)273 (65.1%)
Four births or more531 (46.1%)621 (53.9%)
Partner’s education 0.000
No education396 (56.0%)311 (44.0%)
Primary129 (40.9%)187 (59.1%)
Secondary361 (32.0%)767 (68.0%)
Higher20 (15.8%)106 (84.3%)
Distance to health facility0.000
Big problem422 (51.8%)392 (48.2%)
Not a big problem485 (33.1%)979 (66.9%)

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