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Table 4 Crude and adjusted Odds ratios of utilization of motorcycle ambulance and covariates

From: Factors associated with utilization of motorcycle ambulances by pregnant women in rural eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable   Number Percent UOR 95 % CI aOR 95 % CI P
Age group 15–24 (ref) 67 35.5 1.0     
  25–34 79 41.8 2.1 1.34–3.23 1.84 1.12–3.04 0.017*
  35+ 43 22.8 5.5 2.81–10.78 4.30 2.03–9.13 0.001*
Sharing a birth plan with husband No (ref) 16 8.5      
  Yes 173 91.5 3.7 2.0–6.67 2.5 1.19–5.26 0.016*
Husband’s participation in a woman’s decision to use mA No (ref) 49 25.9      
  Yes 140 74.1 3.8 2.46–5.80 3.22 1.92–5.38 0.001*
Pregnant women preferring a midwife to escort mA No (ref) 13 6.9      
  Yes 176 93.1 2.7 1.40–5.37 3.1 1.41–6.79 0.005*
Discussed with TBA first on how to come to HF No (ref) 100 52.9      
  Yes 89 47.1 3.6 2.30–5.65 3.12 1.88–5.19 0.001*
Women’s opinion that driver’s attitudes are poor Agree (ref) 166 87.8      
  Disagree 23 12.2 0.22 0.09–0.56 0.23 0.08–0.70 0.009*
Women’s opinion that drivers have some obstetric skillsa No (ref) 19 10.1      
  Yes 170 90.0 2.2 1.23–3.97 1.93 0.97–3.85 0.063
  1. UOR Unadjusted Odds Ratio, HF Health facility, TBA Traditional Birth Attendant
  2. aDrivers’ skills here meant the ability to provide any emergence help while woman is in labour like conducting the delivery, * P < 0.05 and Significant at 95 % confidence interval