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Individual and community-level factors of perinatal mortality in the high mortality regions of Ethiopia: a multilevel mixed-effect analysis
Authors: Desalegn Girma, Zinie Abita, Gossa Fetene, and Bamlaku Birie
Source: BMC Public Health, Volume 22, Article 247; DOI:
Topic(s): Antenatal care
Birth interval
Infant mortality
Institutional births
Country: Africa
Published: FEB 2022
Abstract: Background Even though perinatal mortality has declined globally; it is still the major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa countries. Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries which contribute the highest-burden of perinatal mortality with a devastating rate in some of the regions. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the determinants of perinatal mortality in the high mortality regions of Ethiopia. Method A secondary data analysis was done using the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data. The outcomes of 4120 pregnancies reaching?=?7 months of gestational age were considered for the analysis. A multilevel mixed logistic regression model was fitted to identify the predictors of perinatal mortality. Finally, a statistically significant association was declared at a p-value of?=?0.05. Result The study found that birth interval?