Prevalence of Unintended Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Married Pregnant Women in Ganji Woreda, West Wollega Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 92-101
Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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Fetene T. Teshome, Gimbi zon Health Office, Oromia Rigion, Ethiopia
Abebe Gebremariam Hailu, Department of Population and Family Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Aaderajew Nigussie Teklehaymanot, Department of Population and Family Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Background: Unintended pregnancy contributes to unacceptably high maternal mortality rates throughout the world and can have far-reaching health, social and economic consequences. In Ethiopia, around one third of all married women feel their pregnancy unintended. Objective: To identify prevalence of unintended pregnancies and associated factors among married pregnant women in Ganji woreda west Wollega zone in year 2013. Method: A community based cross-sectional study design was employed both quantitative and qualitative method. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS software version 20. Frequencies, binary and logistic regression were used to describe and analyze study variables. Qualitative data collected by in-depth interview method. Analyzed thematically and triangulated with the quantitative findings. Result: Out of 623 subjects, 616 responded. The response rate was 98.8%. 225(36.5%) reported unintended pregnancy. Mothers whose husbands disagree to limit family size were 2.26 times more likely to experience unintended pregnancy (OR 2.26: 95% CI, 1.23-4.14). Ever physically violated mothers by their intimate partner were 1.78 times more likely to experience unintended pregnancy compared to no violate (OR 1.78: 95% CI, 1.18-2.70). Low level knowledgeable was 3.76 times more likely to experiencing unintended pregnancy than higher level knowledgeable (OR 3.76: 95% CI, 2.37-5.96). Conclusion: According to this study age of respondents, age at marriage, total birth, ideal number of children, ever-physical violence, husband’s disagreement to limit family size, family planning health worker visit and knowledge level of respondents were significantly contributing to unintended pregnancy.
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Unintended Pregnancy, Family Planning, Knowledge and Practice
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Fetene T. Teshome, Abebe Gebremariam Hailu, Aaderajew Nigussie Teklehaymanot, Prevalence of Unintended Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Married Pregnant Women in Ganji Woreda, West Wollega Oromia Region, Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 92-101. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20140202.18
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