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Table 3 Factors associated with mother’s knowledge on neonatal danger signs at Woldia general hospital, January–May, 2017

From: Low level of knowledge about neonatal danger signs and its associated factors among postnatal mothers attending at Woldia general hospital, Ethiopia

Characteristics Knowledge on neonatal danger sign Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Good(N) Poor(N)
Age of mother’s(year) < 18 1 21 1 1
18–35 20 121 1.62(1.41–2.96)* 1.50(0.19–2.41)
36–45 2 31 3.46(2.30–5.71)* 1.33(1.99–3.08)**
> 45 0 1 0.84(0.41–3.16)* 0.75(0.57–1.95)
Marital status Married 19 144 1 1
Single 3 23 1.80(1.54–6.10) 1.60 (0.39–4.32)
Divorce 0 6 2.88(0.46–4.31) * 1.33 (0.89–4.08)**
Widowed 1 1 3.94 (0.31–4.26)* 2.50 (0.29–4.31)**
Mother education Can’t read and write 1 49 1 1
Can read and write 4 25 10.86(2.50–75.43)* 4.50 (2.18–7.51)
Grade 1–8 2 34 9.83(2.61–55.65)* 5.33 (2.99–6.08)
Grade 9–10 7 30 4.54 (0.31–5.26) 7.72(1.39–63.46)**
Grade 11–12 2 18 6.18 (2.42–11.51) 3.05 (1.83–6.90)**
Diploma & above 7 18 10.2 (5.43–23.01)* 3.48 (1.57–8.72)**
Mother’s occupation Housewife 12 113 1 1
Merchant 2 18 9.76(3.50–45.23) 4.05 (2.26–8.37)
Gov’t Employee 6 25 10.83(2.61–95.74)* 5.57 (2.82–9.81)**
Student 2 12 9.83(1.38–83.27)* 3.48 (0.78–5.89)**
Others 1 6 3.11 (1.26, 8.48) 1.33 (0.28, 7.18)
Husband’s education Can’t read and write 1 27 1 1
Can read and write 3 35 2.52(0.81–4.85)* 1.62(0.91–2.86)
Grade 1–8 1 30 2.66(1.40–4.81)* 0.96(0.40–1.81)
Grade 9–10 5 29 2.88(0.37–4.65) 0.78(0.47–1.55)
Grade 11–12 3 17 9.73 (3.44–27.96) 4.92 (1.29–12.81)**
Diploma & above 10 36 13.8 (4.12–44.54)* 4.81 (1.43–12.46)
ANC Yes 22 150 6.71 (4.27–17.49)* 2.88 (1.15, 4.85)**
No 1 24 1  
Place of delivery Home 1 31 0.28 (0.23–2.57)  
Hospital 19 130 2.18 (1.44–3.63)*  
Health Center 3 13 1 1
Mother’s residence Urban 19 101 2.77 (1.55, 4.93)* 0.78(0.47–1.65)**
Rural 4 73 1 1
Distance to health institution < 5 km 14 72 5.66 (2.82–7.82) 2.72(0.46–3.85)
5-20 km 7 56 1.67 (0.98–2.49)* 0.46(0.30–0.81)**
> 20 km 2 46 1.33 (0.88–7.89)* 0.78(0.47–1.75)**
Danger signs information to mother Yes 20 85 7.77 (3.96–16.07) 3.48 (1.40–9.49)**
No 3 89 1 1
  1. * P-value < 0.2; ** p-value < 0.05