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Quality of antenatal care and associated factors among pregnant women in East Africa using Demographic and Health Surveys: A multilevel analysis
Authors: Temam Beshir Raru, Galana Mamo Ayana, Nebiyu Bahiru, Alemayehu Deressa, Addisu Alemu, Abdi Birhanu, Mohammed Yuya, Bedasa Taye Merga, Belay Negash, Shiferaw Letta
Source: Women's Health, DOI:10.1177/17455065221076731
Topic(s): Antenatal care
Pregnancy outcomes
Country: Africa
  Multiple African Countries
Published: FEB 2022
Abstract: Introduction: Antenatal care offers a forum for critical healthcare functions, including health education, screening, and disease prevention. Several pocket studies carried out in specific localities of East African countries were investigated. However, these were neither representative of the country nor specific to the recommended minimum of four antenatal care visits. Therefore, this study aimed to identify factors associated with quality of antenatal care among pregnant women in East Africa. Methods: A secondary data analysis was done using Demographic and Health Survey data of six East African Countries from 2008 to 2018. A total of 46,656 women who gave birth in the 5 years preceding the survey were included in this study. A multilevel mixed-effect logistic regression model was fitted. Variables with a p-value?