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Table 5 Factors Associated with utilization of HEP by the community, West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia, 2012 (n = 1318)

From: Health extension program factors, frequency of household visits and being model households, improved utilization of basic health services in Ethiopia

Variables Utilization (HP visits)   Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No
Mothers’ occupation     
Housewife 837 204 1.0 1.0
Farmers and others 197 80 0.600 (0.444, 0.811) 0.920 (0.494, 1.715)
Family Income     
562 and below 228 103 1.0 1.0
563-760 253 77 1.484 (1.051, 2.096) 1.189 (0.774, 1.827)
761-960 277 76 1.647 (1.167, 2.323) 1.275 (0.817, 1.989)
961 and above 276 28 4.453 (2.831, 7.005) 3.867 (1.630, 5.040)*
Heard about HEP     
No 51 56 1.0 1.0
Yes 983 228 4.734 (3.155, 7.104) 1.198 (.604, 2.377)
Understanding HEP     
No 284 144 1.0 1.0
Yes 750 140 2.716 (2.074, 3.557) 1.573 (1.056, 2.343)**
Perception on quality of services in HP     
Bad 35 39 1.0 1.0
Good 999 245 4.544 (2.819, 7.323) 0.634 (0.356, 1.127)
Perception about the conduct of HEWs     
Bad 38 32 1.0 1.0
Good 996 252 3.328 (2.039, 5.434) 0.804 (0.455, 1.421)
Frequency of home visits     
No visits or less frequent visits 450 173 1.0 1.0
More frequent visits 584 111 2.023 (1.547, 2.645) 1.289 (1.028, 1.826)**
Household graduation status     
Not graduated 203 109 1.0 1.0
1-2 years s 509 127 2.152 (1.589, 2.914) 1.310 (0.780, 1.830)
3 years 212 26 4.378 (2.739, 6.999) 2.150 (1.058, 4.365)**
4-5 years 110 22 2.685 (1.607, 4.487) 1.666 (0.736, 3.771)
  1. *p<0.01, **p < 0.05.