Table 7 Health education and socio-demographic variables predicting the level of spousal participation in 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
 No (control) REF       
 Yes (intervention) 3.467 0.152 0.820*** 3.396 0.159 0.803***
Age of participant     −0.017 0.013 −0.085
Gestational age of wife     0.253 0.168 0.765
Age of last child     0.048 0.082 0.031
Number of wives     −0.122 0.167 −0.036
Number of children     −0.176 0.083 −0.152*
Level of education
 None     −0.381 0.518 −0.029
 Informal Arabic     0.673 0.417 0.065
 Basic     0.136 0.303 0.023
 Secondary     3.001 1.037 0.153*
Tertiary (REF)
 Place of residence
  Urban (REF)       
  Rural     −0.083 0.169 −0.020
 Tribe
  Mandinka     0.843 0.498 0.127
  Wollof     1.113 0.468 0.113
  Fulla     0.875 0.473 0.126
  Jola     2.483 1.281 0.073
  Others (REF)       
 Type of work
  Not working     −0.856 0.742 − 0.061
  Farmer     −0.024 0.194 −0.005
  Civil servant     0.578 0.295 0.112
 Others (REF)
Place of delivery of last child
 No child yet (REF)
  Health facility     0.447 0.362 0.092
  Home     −0.555 0.476 − 0.069
  R2   0.672    0.710  
  F for change in R2   522.414***   23.616***
  1. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001; df = 255, 254