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Determinants of institutional delivery service utilization in Ethiopia: a population based cross sectional study
Authors: Yebelay Berelie, Dawit Yeshiwas, Leltework Yismaw, and Muluneh Alene
Source: BMC Public Health, 20(Article number: 1077); DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-09125-2
Topic(s): Delivery care
Health care utilization
Institutional births
Maternal health
Country: Africa
Published: JUL 2020
Abstract: Background The incidence of maternal mortality remains unacceptably high in developing countries. Ethiopia has developed many strategies to reduce maternal and child mortality by encouraging institutional delivery services. However, only one-fourth of women gave birth at health facility, in the country. This, this study aimed to identify individual level factors and to assess the regional variation of institutional delivery utilization in Ethiopia. Methods Data were obtained from the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey. In this study, a total of 7174 reproductive age women who had birth within five years were included. We fitted multilevel logistic regression model to identify significantly associated factors associated with institutional delivery. A mixture chi-square test was used to test random effects. Statistical significance was declared at p?