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Association between antenatal care follow-up and institutional delivery service utilization: analysis of 2016 Ethiopia demographic and health survey
Authors: Eskezaiw Abebe, Abdu Seid, Getnet Gedefaw, Zelalem T. Haile, and Gillian Ice
Source: BMC Public Health, 19(1): 1-6; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7854-2
Topic(s): Antenatal care
Delivery care
Health care utilization
Institutional births
Maternal health
Country: Africa
Published: NOV 2019
Abstract: Background Globally, the magnitude of maternal mortality is the major public health problem. Nearly all (99%) of maternal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Of which 66% occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Institutional delivery under the hygienic environment with the necessary skills and equipment promotes to identify and treat complications, infections, and the death of the mother and baby. In Ethiopia, the utilization of maternal health services is very low. For instance, 62% of women had antenatal care utilization during pregnancy while only 26% of women utilize institutions for delivery in 2016. Therefore, this study examined the association between antenatal care follow up and intestinal delivery among a nationally representative woman in Ethiopia. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used to examine 7575 women from the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized. Variables in the bivariate logistic regression with p-value