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Association between unintended pregnancy and maternal antenatal care services use in Ethiopia: analysis of Ethiopian demographic and health survey 2016
Authors: Ayalnesh Zemene Yalew, Oladapo O. Olayemi and Alemayehu Worku Yalew
Source: Frontiers in Medicine, Volume 10; DOI:
Topic(s): Maternal health
Unintended pregnancy
Country: Africa
Published: APR 2023
Abstract: Introduction: Unintended pregnancy disproportionately affects women in low and middle-income countries including Ethiopia. Previous studies identified the magnitude and negative health outcomes of unintended pregnancy. However, studies that examined the relationship between antenatal care (ANC) utilization and unintended pregnancy are scarce. Objective: This study aimed to examine the relationship between unintended pregnancy and ANC utilization in Ethiopia. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted using the fourth and most recent Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey (EDHS) data. The study comprised a weighted sample of 7,271 women with last alive birth and responded to questions on unintended pregnancy and ANC use. The association between unintended pregnancy and ANC uptake was determined using multilevel logistic regression models adjusted for possible confounders. Finally p?