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Table 4 The planned place for delivery and reasons to plan among women who gave birth in the last 12 months, in the context of attending PWC, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Effect of attending pregnant women’s conference on institutional delivery, Northwest Ethiopia: comparative cross-sectional study

Variables PWC non-attendants n1 (%) PWC attendants n2 (%)
A planned place for the birth
 health institution 237 (54.4) 319 (73.3)
 home 199 (45.6) 116 (26.7)
Why planned home for delivery (n1 = 199, n2 = 116)
 They feel more comfortable giving birth at home 121 (60.8) 65 (56.0)
 Close attention from their families and relatives 98 (49.2) 54 (46.6)
 Their usual practice 39 (19.6) 19 (16.4)
 They didn’t like the service provided in health facilities 29 (14.6) 13 (11.2)
 They had a bad experience giving birth at a health facility 4 (2.0) 2 (1.7)
 Their families preference 16 (8.0) 3 (2.6)
 The unwelcoming approach of health care workers 5 (2.5) 2 (1.7)