Journal of Pregnancy / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Determinants of Men’s Involvement in Maternity Care in Dodoma Region, Central Tanzania

Table 4

Factors associated with the level of men’s involvement in maternity care (N=966).

VariablesLevel of involvementChi-squarep-value
Low (770)High (196)
n (%)n (%)

Age (years)
18-30170 (76.2)53 (23.8)2.1670.145
>30600 (80.8)143 (19.2)
Education level
Not educated58 (80.6)14 (19.4)0.0340.853
Educated712 (79.6)182 (20.4)
Ethnicity
Gogo413 (80.2)102 (19.8)0.1600.689
Others (rangi, sandawe, etc.)357 (79.2)94 (20.8)
Number of children
1-4496 (77.4)145 (22.6)6.401
>4274 (84.3)51 (15.7)
Occupation
Employed210 (75.8)67 (24.2)3.6480.056
Not employed560 (81.3)129 (18.7)
Religion
Christian571 (79.7)145 (20.3)0.0030.960
Muslim199 (79.6)51 (20.4)
Place of residence
Rural333 (84.1)63 (15.9)7.964
Urban437 (76.7)133 (23.3)
Attitude of health care worker
Positive642 (80.5)156 (19.5)1.5580.212
Negative128 (76.2)40 (23.8)
Waiting time
≤ One hour294 (83.1)60 (16.9)3.856
>One hour476 (77.8)136 (22.2)
Distance to the health unit
≤ 5km676 (79.1)179 (20.9)1.9190.166
>5km94 (84.7)17 (15.3)
Access to information
Yes681 (82.2)147 (17.8)23.052
No89 (64.5)49 (35.5)
Spousal communication
Yes646 (85.0)114 (15.0)61.662
No124 (60.2)82 (39.8)

Statistically significant at p < 0.05, p < 0.01, p < 0.001.

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