Comprehensive Pregnancy Knowledge Level among Out-of-School Youths in Wayu Tuka District, Western Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 75-80
Received: Jan. 6, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 14, 2015; Published: Jan. 28, 2015
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Gemechu Kejela, College of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Arba Minch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia
Kababa Temesgen, College of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Background: Although there is a high awareness about pregnancy prevention methods among youth, in Ethiopia, the problems are still rampant which indicates lack of comprehensive knowledge about pregnancy among youths. So, having indepth and comprehensive knowledge about pregnancy and associated factors has a paramount importance. Objectives: the main aim of this study is to assess comprehensive pregnancy knowledge level and associated factors among out of school youths in Wayu Tuka district of east Wollega zone. Methods: A quantitative community based cross-sectional study design was used. Data were collected using structured questionnaire from a total of 625 respondents selected systematically from 6 randomly selected kebeles of the district. Data was entered using EPI data version 3.02 and analysed by using SPSS version 16.0. To ascertain the association between dependent and independent variables, binary logistic regression was performed and variables with p-value of less than or equal to 0.3 at binary were entered into multivariable logistic regression analysis. Variables with p-value of <0.05 at multivariable regression were considered as statistically significant. Finally, the result was summarized using text and tables. Result: The proportion of comprehensive pregnancy knowledge in this study was12%. Comprehensive pregnancy knowledge was higher among those who live with their friends/partners (AOR[95%CI]= 3.1[1.445,6.658], who cited health professionals as major pregnancy related information source (AOR[95%CI]= 3[1.18, 4.608]) and who discuss about sexual matter with their parents or other family members(AOR[95%CI]= 2.58[1.46,4.54]). Conclusions and Recommendations: In this study, comprehensive pregnancy knowledge was low. So, appropriate information education and communication programs needs to be intensified for out-of-school youths in the study area.
Keywords
Out-of-School Youths, Pregnancy, Comprehensive Knowledge, Wayu Tuka
To cite this article
Gemechu Kejela, Kababa Temesgen, Comprehensive Pregnancy Knowledge Level among Out-of-School Youths in Wayu Tuka District, Western Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 75-80. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150301.23
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