Determinants of Maternal Delivery Place in Ethiopia

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Addis Abeba university


Addis Ababa University, 2014 Place of delivery care services could save unnecessary severe complications and death among women during delivery. The objective of this study was to identify and study the effect of socio demographic factors that are likely to affect place of delivery care utilization in Ethiopia. The data used for the study were obtained from the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS), a nationally representative survey of ever married women 15 to 49 years of age. In order to assess the relationship of social, economic and demographic factors on place of delivery care utilization. The study used logistic regression analysis. Odd ratio provides a meaningful way of interpreting the relationship between the independent variables and utilization of place of delivery care. Results of an estimated odds ratio of 1 indicate that the use of place of delivery care utilization is no different from the relationship in the reference category. If the estimated ratio is >1, the likelihood of the use of place of delivery care services is higher relative to the reference category. If the estimated odds ratio is <1 the probability of delivering at health facility is lower relative to the reference category. Results of a CI covering 1 imply that there is no effect of the factor under consideration. Otherwise, there is an effect of that variable. It was found that region, place of residence, mother’s educational level, availability of television in the household, frequency of watching television, number of antenatal visits during pregnancy, and husband’s educational level were significantly associated with place of delivery care



Delivery Place in Ethiopia