Table 4

Reasons for use of PHC for delivery care (most recent birth)

S/NReasonBaseline N=417Endline N=802P value
N (%)N (%)
1Cost not too much185 (46.8)369 (46.0)0.788
2No charges4 (1.0)17 (2.1)0.241
3Facility always open123 (31.3)419 (52.2)<0.001
4Providers are available172 (43.7)439 (54.7)0.001
5Facility not far from my home215 (54.6)287 (35.8)<0.001
6Good quality service207 (52.4)571 (71.2)<0.001
7Husband wanted it94 (23.9)245 (30.6)<0.016
8Family wanted it34 (8.6)40 (5.0)0.014
9Adequate security26 (6.6)8 (1.0)<0.001
10Other (specify)*17 (4.3)8 (1.0)<0.001
  • *At endline, other includes available facility, no reason, drugs available and referred among others. Other at baseline includes baby’s health/safety, no other facility among others. Non-response is excluded.

  • PHC, primary healthcare centre.