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|Title: ||ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS FOR SAFE DELIVERY SERVICE UTILIZATION AMONG WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE IN EPHRATANAGIDIM DISTRICT, NORTH SHOA ZONE, AMHARA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA, MARCH 2009.|
|Authors: ||FREWEINI, G/HIWOT|
|Advisors: ||MULUGETA BETRE (MD, MPH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)|
|Keywords: ||public health|
|Copyright: ||Jul-2009 |
|Date Added: ||3-May-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Background: A women’s health is critical to her own life, and to the well-being of her family
and the economy of her community and her country. But 99% of maternal deaths occur in
developing countries. Yet, most of these deaths could be avoided, if preventive measures were
taken and adequate care was made.
Objective: To assess factors affecting safe delivery service utilization among women of child
bearing age who gave birth during the period of five years preceding the survey in
Epratanagidim District, North Shoa Zone, Amhara Regional State.
Methodology; A cross sectional household survey among women who gave birth with in the
last five years preceding the survey supplemented by qualitative design was conducted in
Ephratanagidim District from February to March 2009.
Results: Mothers who reside in urban, education of elementary or secondary and above year
of schooling were more likely to give birth at health facility than in rural and illiterates (AOR
7.91, 95%CI=3.44-23.1 and AOR 2.99, 95%CI=1.35-6.62 and AOR 7.11, 95%CI=2.44-20.7),
respectively. Family size of below five and ANC frequency of five and above were more
likely to deliver at health facility than those with family size of five and above or ANC
frequency of one (AOR 2.58, 95%CI=1.27-5.24 and AOR 6.81, 95%CI=1.29-35.8),
respectively. Mothers who decide to use modern health service by themselves were likely to
utilize the existing service (AOR 2.06, 95%CI=1.25-3.4) than mothers who could not decide.
Parity 2-4 or more than four births were less likely to use HF delivery (AOR 0.16, 95%CI=
0.05-0.45 and AOR 0.18 95%CI= 0.03-0.11) respectively. Women who use modern health
service or knew the danger of giving birth at home were more than five times more likely to
utilize safe delivery service (AOR 5.17, 95%CI=1.51-17.68 and AOR 5.42, 95%CI=1.66-
17.71) than those who did not use the service and never know the danger of giving birth at
Conclusion: Making motherhood safer time in women’s live requires commitments at all
levels, at home, in the community, in the facility, in the country and at the international level.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Public Health|
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