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Factors influencing antenatal care service utilization in hadiya zone.

Abosse Z, Woldie M, Ololo S - Ethiop J Health Sci (2010)

Bottom Line: According to the 2005 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey, more than seven in ten mothers did not receive antenatal care at all.However, from those who attended antenatal care service 406 (68.2%) started antenatal care visit during the second trimester of pregnancy and significant proportion 250 (42%) had less than four visits.Though the antenatal care service utilization is high in the study population, four in ten of the mothers did not have the minimum number of visits recommended by World Health Organization.

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Affiliation: Hadiya Zone Health Department, Hossana, Ethiopia, P.O. Box 108, e-mail: zeineabosse@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: In Ethiopia, the levels of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality are among the highest in the world. This is attributed to, among other factors, none use of modern health care services by women in Ethiopia. According to the 2005 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey, more than seven in ten mothers did not receive antenatal care at all. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore factors influencing antenatal care services utilization in Southern Ethiopia.

Methods: A community-based cross sectional study was conducted in Hadiya Zone of Southern Ethiopia from January to February 2009. A multi stage sampling technique was used to select the study population in one urban and five rural kebeles. Analysis was done using SPSS for windows version 16.

Result: This study revealed that antenatal care service utilization in the study area was 86.3%. However, from those who attended antenatal care service 406 (68.2%) started antenatal care visit during the second trimester of pregnancy and significant proportion 250 (42%) had less than four visits. Maternal age, husband attitude, family size, maternal education, and perceived morbidity were major predictors of antenatal care service utilization.

Conclusion: Though the antenatal care service utilization is high in the study population, four in ten of the mothers did not have the minimum number of visits recommended by World Health Organization. Promoting information, education and communication in the community is recommended to favorably affect the major predictors of antenatal care service utilization.

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Figure 1: Reasons for ANC non-attendance among mothers in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2009

Mentions: Regarding the reason for not attending ANC, 62 (65.3%) of the mothers responded that they were apparently healthy during their last pregnancy. Other reasons mentioned include other family matters, lack of awareness, too far facility, no husband support, and long waiting time (Fig 1).


Factors influencing antenatal care service utilization in hadiya zone.

Abosse Z, Woldie M, Ololo S - Ethiop J Health Sci (2010)

Reasons for ANC non-attendance among mothers in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2009
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3275839&req=5

Figure 1: Reasons for ANC non-attendance among mothers in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2009
Mentions: Regarding the reason for not attending ANC, 62 (65.3%) of the mothers responded that they were apparently healthy during their last pregnancy. Other reasons mentioned include other family matters, lack of awareness, too far facility, no husband support, and long waiting time (Fig 1).

Bottom Line: According to the 2005 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey, more than seven in ten mothers did not receive antenatal care at all.However, from those who attended antenatal care service 406 (68.2%) started antenatal care visit during the second trimester of pregnancy and significant proportion 250 (42%) had less than four visits.Though the antenatal care service utilization is high in the study population, four in ten of the mothers did not have the minimum number of visits recommended by World Health Organization.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Hadiya Zone Health Department, Hossana, Ethiopia, P.O. Box 108, e-mail: zeineabosse@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: In Ethiopia, the levels of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality are among the highest in the world. This is attributed to, among other factors, none use of modern health care services by women in Ethiopia. According to the 2005 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey, more than seven in ten mothers did not receive antenatal care at all. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore factors influencing antenatal care services utilization in Southern Ethiopia.

Methods: A community-based cross sectional study was conducted in Hadiya Zone of Southern Ethiopia from January to February 2009. A multi stage sampling technique was used to select the study population in one urban and five rural kebeles. Analysis was done using SPSS for windows version 16.

Result: This study revealed that antenatal care service utilization in the study area was 86.3%. However, from those who attended antenatal care service 406 (68.2%) started antenatal care visit during the second trimester of pregnancy and significant proportion 250 (42%) had less than four visits. Maternal age, husband attitude, family size, maternal education, and perceived morbidity were major predictors of antenatal care service utilization.

Conclusion: Though the antenatal care service utilization is high in the study population, four in ten of the mothers did not have the minimum number of visits recommended by World Health Organization. Promoting information, education and communication in the community is recommended to favorably affect the major predictors of antenatal care service utilization.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus