Table 6: Factors influencing birth preparedness adjusted for confounding variables, in Dale District, 2015.

Characteristics Birth preparedness Crude ORAdjusted OR
Less preparedWell prepared95% CI95% CI

Forum membership Number (%)Number (%)
Member193(32.0)109(18.0)5.75(3.63-9.11)2.86(1.50-5.44)
Non-member275(45.5)27(4.5)1.01.0
Education level
No education79(13.1)12(2.0)0.13(0.58-0.30)0.52(0.15-1.84)
Primary(1-8)367(60.8)99(16.4)0.23(0.12-0.43)0.74(0.26-2.13)
and above22(3.6)25(4.1)1.01.0
Monthly income
≤300 birr275(45.5)64(10.6)1.01.0
>300birr193(32.0)72(11.9)1.60(1.09-2.35)2.55(1.44-4.51)
Family size
≤ 4327(54.1)100(16.6)1.60(0.73-3.53)2.37(0.91-6.14)
5-699(16.4)28(4.6)1.48(0.62-3.52)1.61(0.58-4.45)
>742(7.0)8(1.3)1.01.0
Antenatal care follow-up
Yes315(52.2)131(21.7)12.72(5.1031.73)3.73(1.05-13.21)
No153(25.3)5(0.8)1.0 1.0
Place of delivery during last birth
Health facility71(16.7)48(11.3)3.47(2.16-5.58)2.41(1.38-4.22)
Home257(60.3)50(11.7)1.010
Focused counseling on birth preparedness
Yes329(54.5)127(21.0)5.96(2.94-12.06)3.73(1.17-11.83)
No139(23.0)9(1.5)1.01.0
Aware of at least two key danger signs of pregnancy
Yes47(7.8)42(7.0)4.0(2.49-6.41)2.24(1.08-4.64)
No421(69.7)94(15.6)1.01.0
Aware of at least two key danger signs of labor
Yes61(10.1)50(8.3)3.87(2.49-6.02)2.21(1.16-4.20)
No407(67.4)86(14.2)1.01.0
Aware of at least two key danger signs after delivery
Yes46(7.6)35(5.8)3.17(1.94-5.19)1.02(0.48-2.15)
No422(69.9)101(16.7)1.01.0