Statistical Analysis of Determinants of Maternal Institutional Delivery Service Utilization in Ethiopia
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 71-77
Received: Feb. 5, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 9, 2015; Published: Mar. 24, 2015
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Kasahun Takele Geneti, Department of Statistics, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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Utilization of maternal healthcare service is a proximate determinant of maternal morbidities and mortalities. On the way to improve maternal health care service, it is important to understand factors influencing maternal health care service utilization. The main purpose of this study is to determine statistically the correlates of maternal place of delivery in Ethiopia, using 2011 EDHS data. The overall frequency of maternal delivery at heath facility in Ethiopia was 12.8%. Logistic regression model was used to model the effects of selected socioeconomic and demographic covariates. It was found that the covariates place of residence, birth order of child, mother’s age at child birth, mother’s educational level, household economic status and mothers employment status were the most important determinants of mothers place of delivery in the Ethiopia. It is suggested that to improve maternal healthcare service utilization, maternal education should be supported as a policy and this could be achieved through female literacy programs in the country.
Place of Delivery, Determinants, Logistic Regression, Ethiopia
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Kasahun Takele Geneti, Statistical Analysis of Determinants of Maternal Institutional Delivery Service Utilization in Ethiopia, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 71-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20150403.11
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