Skip to main content

Table 2 Multivariate investigation of antenatal care use in Ghana

From: Wealth and antenatal care use: implications for maternal health care utilisation in Ghana

Variable Coefficients Linearised Standard Errors t stat. P value
Wealth Quintiles (Ref: Lowest quintile)
2nd quintile 0.24 0.14 1.79* 0.07
3rd quintile 0.42 0.16 2.66** 0.01
4th quintile 0.90 0.17 5.38*** 0.00
Wealthiest quintile 1.32 0.19 6.79*** 0.00
Educational level of the mother (Ref: No education)
Primary -0.07 0.13 -0.50 0.62
Secondary plus 0.24 0.14 1.69* 0.09
Other socio economic indicators
Distance is a problem to health facility 0.10 0.15 0.70 0.49
Transport is a problem to health facility -0.31 0.15 -2.05** 0.04
Number of living children -0.15 0.03 -4.37*** 0.00
Residence (ref: Rural) 0.28 0.14 2.05** 0.04
Age of Woman in years 0.05 0.01 4.68*** 0.00
Health Insurance (Ref: Insured) 0.40 0.09 4.48*** 0.00
Employment Status (Ref: Not employed) 0.15 0.14 1.09 0.27
Administrative Regions (Ref: Ashanti region)
Western Region 0.23 0.24 0.96 0.34
Central Region -0.08 0.24 -0.36 0.72
Greater Accra Region 0.32 0.20 1.60 0.11
Volta Region -0.24 0.22 -1.09 0.28
Eastern Region -0.40 0.20 -1.95** 0.05
Brong Ahafo Region 0.18 0.21 0.82 0.41
Northern Region -0.24 0.18 -1.30 0.19
Upper East Region 0.79 0.31 2.50** 0.01
Upper West Region 0.44 0.20 2.20** 0.03
  1. Number of Observation = 2118 F( 22, 386) = 17.82 Prob > F = 0.000.
  2. ***indicates significant at 1% ** significant at 5%, * significant at 10%.