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Table 7 Predictors of facility delivery or skilled birth attendant among women participating in the endline survey (n = 1376)

From: Can community health worker home visiting improve care-seeking and maternal and newborn care practices in fragile states such as Afghanistan? A population-based intervention study

  Univariable modela Multivariable modela,b
  RR (95% CI) p value RR (95% CI) p value
Maternal educational level
 No education Reference    
 Primary school 1.22 (1.09–1.36) 0.0005 1.07 (0.96–1.19) 0.21
 Secondary school or higher 1.21 (1.09–1.33) 0.0003 0.99 (0.89–1.11) 0.91
 Madrassa 1.10 (1.01–1.22) 0.04 1.07 (0.97–1.18) 0.20
Paternal educational level
 No education Reference    
 Primary school 1.15 (1.02–1.29) 0.02 1.08 (0.96–1.22) 0.19
 Secondary school or higher 1.22 (1.12–1.33) < 0.0001 1.07 (0.98–1.17) 0.12
 Madrassa 1.01 (0.91–1.11) 0.89 0.96 (0.88–1.06) 0.46
Maternal age (years)
 15–19 1.27 (1.12–1.43) 0.0001 1.19 (1.05–1.34) 0.007
 20–24 1.05 (0.96–1.16) 0.29 1.01 (0.92–1.11) 0.85
 25–29 Reference    
 30–34 1.09 (0.98–1.21) 0.10 1.08 (0.99–1.19) 0.10
 35–40 0.98 (0.86–1.11) 0.74 1.02 (0.9–1.14) 0.80
  > 40 0.97 (0.82–1.16) 0.75 1.02 (0.87–1.2) 0.76
Attended at least one antenatal care visit 1.60 (1.43–1.79) < 0.0001 1.41 (1.27–1.58) < 0.0001
Mothers reported having knowledge about the importance of:
 Skilled birth attendance 1.41 (1.26–1.59) < 0.0001 1.12 (0.99–1.25) 0.06
 Preplanning for travel 1.47 (1.30–1.67) < 0.0001 1.14 (1.01–1.3) 0.04
 Saving money in preparation for delivery 1.53 (1.37–1.71) < 0.0001 1.32 (1.18–1.47) < 0.0001
  1. aRelative risk estimated by log binomial regression models
  2. bAdjusted for maternal education, paternal education, maternal age, antenatal care attendance, maternal knowledge, clustering by district