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Table 2 Association between demographics and TM use

From: Traditional medicine utilisation and maternal complications during antenatal care among women in Bulilima, Plumtree, Zimbabwe

Traditional Medicines utilisation
Variable Didn’t use TM Used TM Fisher Exact MLR-OR MLR-95% CI MLR
P-value
Age Freq % Freq % 0.011*    
 15–19* 33 25.98 5 10.00 ***   
 20–24 26 20.47 7 14.00 1.78 0.51–6.25 0.37
 25–29 25 19.69 9 18.00 2.38 0.71–7.97 0.16
 30–34 18 14.17 8 16.00 2.93 0.84–10.30 0.09
 35–39 18 14.17 9 18.00 3.30 0.96–11.35 0.06
 40–44 5 3.94 7 14.00 9.24 2.10–40.75 < 0.01*
 45–49 2 1.57 4 8.00 13.2 1.90–91.91 < 0.01*
 50–54 0.00 0.00 1 1.00 1   
Marital Status
 Single* 18 14.17 7 14.00 0.853 ***   
 In a relationship 45 35.43 14 28.00 0.80 0.28–2.31 0.68
 Married 42 33.07 18 36.00 1.10 0.39–3.10 0.85
 Widowed 7 5.51 5 10.00 1.84 0.43–7.77 0.41
 Divorced 6 4.72 2 4.00 0.86 0.14–5.31 0.87
 Cohabiting 9 7.09 4 8.00 1.14 0.26–4.95 0.86
Tribe
 Ndebele*** 58 45.67 18 36.00 0.349 ***   
 Shona 14 11.02 4 8.00 0.92 0.27–3.15 0.90
 Kalanga 50 39.37 24 48.00 1.55 0.75–3.17 0.23
 Tonga 3 2.36 1 2.00 1.07 0.11–10.97 0.95
 Other 2 1.57 3 6.00 4.83 0.75–31.23 0.10
Religion
 Christian*** 104 81.89 35 70.00 0.002* ***   
 Traditional 11 8.66 14 28.00 3.78 1.57–9.10 < 0.01*
 None 12 9.45 1 2.00 0.25 0.03–1.97 0.19
Level of education
 Primary*** 35 27.56 13 26.00 0.342 ***   
 O’level 54 42.52 24 48.00 1.20 0.54–2.66 0.66
 A’level 23 18.11 8 16.00 0.94 0.34–2.61 0.90
 Tertiary 11 8.66 1 2.00 0.24 0.03–2.09 0.20
 Never attended school 4 3.15 4 8.00 2.69 0.59–12.37 0.20
Employment status
 Employed 22 17.32 12 24.00 0.495 ***   
 Self Employed 23 18.11 10 20.00 0.80 0.29–2.22 0.66
 Unemployed 82 64.57 28 56.00 0.63 0.27–1.43 0.26
Place of delivery
 Hospital 99 77.95 32 64.00 0.086 ***   
 Home 28 22.05 18 36.00 1.99 0.97–4.06 0.06
First Child
 Yes 47 37.01 6 12.00 0.001* ***   
 No 80 62.99 44 88.00 4.46 1.77–11.24 < 0.01*
Parity
 1 48 37.80 6 12.00 0.002* ***   
 2–5 75 59.06 39 78.00 4.16 1.64–10.57 < 0.01*
 6> 4 3.15 5 10.00 10.00 2.09–47.82 < 0.01*
  1. *** Reference Group
  2. *Significant Results