Table 3: Birth preparedness practices among pregnant women in Dale Woreda, 2015(n=604).

Level of birth
preparedness practices
Total (%)Forum members
Number (%)
Forum non-members
Number (%)
Chi-squarep-value

Arranged transportation
Yes256(42.4)167(27.6)89(14.7)41.25< 0.001
No348(57.6)135(22.4)213(35.3)
Identified skilled birth attendant
Yes107(17.7)91(15.1)16(2.6)63.88< 0.001
No497(82.3)211(34.9)286(47.4)
Identified facility for skilled delivery
Yes327(54.1)215(35.6)112(18.5)70.74< 0.001
No277(45.9)87(14.4)190(31.5)
Saved money
Yes440(72.8)249(41.2)191(31.6)28.15< 0.001
No164(27.2)53(8.8)111(18.4)
Identified blood donor
Yes37(6.1)33(5.5)4(0.7)24.21< 0.001
No567(93.9)269(44.5)298(49.3)
Visited higher health facility for ANC at least once
Yes170(28.1)110(18.2)60(9.9)
No434(71.9)192(31.8)242(40.1)20.5< 0.001
Number of steps(arrangements)taken
0114(18.9)34(5.6)80(13.2)22.8< 0.001
1123(20.4)30(5.0)93(15.4)40.5< 0.001
292(15.2)49(8.1)43(7.1)0.46 0.49
3139(23.0)80(13.2)59(9.8)4.12 0.04
489(14.7)68(11.3)21(3.5)29.1< 0.001
525(4.1)21(3.5)4(0.7)12.0 0.001
622(3.6)20(3.3)2(0.3)15.2< 0.001
Well prepared (>=4 arrangements made)126(22.5)109(18.0)27(4.5)63.8< 0.001
Not well prepared (< 4 arrangements)468(77.5) 193(32.0) 275(45.5)

Multiple responses were possible, = Pearson chi-square values were used.