Table 6 Health education and socio-demographic variables predicting knowledge on birth preparedness (n = 257)

From: Effects of health education on spousal knowledge and participation in birth preparedness in Farafenni Regional Hospital, The Gambia: a randomized trial

Variables Model 1 Model 2
B SEB β B SEB β
Health Education
 Control (REF)
  Intervention 32.917 1.697 0.772*** 33.659 1.770 0.789***
  Age of participant     −0.209 0.142 −0.102
  Gestational age of wife     1.276 1.531 0.116
  Number of wives     −1.393 1.860 −0.041
  Number of children     −1.464 0.928 −0.125
 Highest level of education
  None     −1.343 5.779 −0.010
  Informal Arabic     −3.127 4.651 −0.030
 Basic     8.212 11.570 0.041
  Secondary     8.060 3.380 0.137*
Tertiary (REF)
 Place of residence
  Urban (REF)       
  Rural     −3.112 1.880 −0.073
 Tribe
  Mandinka     −3.905 5.546 −0.077
  Wollof     3.712 5.211 −0.087
  Fulla     −3.522 5.258 −0.074
  Jola     2.395 4.253 0.007
Others (REF)
 Type of work
  Not working     14.025 8.260 0.100
  Farmer     −0.986 2.163 −0.021
  Civil servant     0.134 3.286 0.003
  Others (REF)       
Place of delivery of last child
 No child yet (REF)
  Health facility     4.458 4.024 0.091
  Home     4.874 4.556 0.080
  R2   0.5967    0.646  
  F for change in R2   376.108***   17.656***
  1. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001