Community Based Assessment of Reproductive Health and Related Problems of Communities at Quiha Town, Keble 02, Mekelle Zone, North Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 572-582
Received: May 16, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2015; Published: Jun. 14, 2015
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Addis Adera, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, Woldia, North Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Woldegebriel Gebregziabher, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Adigrat University, Tigray, Ethiopia
Fitwi Tinsae, Department of Nursing, Dr.Tewelde Legesse Health Science College, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Rahewa Gebregziabher, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Rosa Gebrekidan, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Ruta Solomon, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Sara Abrha, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Seida Ashmael, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Serke Reta, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Senait Gebregziabher, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Senait kassie, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Tedros Fissehaye, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Tigist Shimel, Department of Nursing, Sheba University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Background: Pregnancy at age interval of 15-19 years old and some of the community exercise <15 years old have shortage of health education for them about the harmfulness of the early marriage in a community Because reproductive health is such an important component of general health it is a prerequisite for social, economic and human Development. Most women have accepted traditional practice without any question, especially on subjecting themselves and their daughters to genital mutilation, early marriage, milk teeth extraction and domestic abuse with increased government efforts to expand family services. Hence, it is important to understand the exposure of communities to sexual and reproductive health knowledge attitude, and skill at different kebeles including each household. Objectives: The main objective of this study is to assess the major reproductive health status and communities problem in study area. Method: A cross sectional survey using self-administrated questionnaire was conducted in Keble, 02 Quha town, Mekelle zone from June, 2010 up to July, 2010. Data was collected by protested questionnaire though interview. After coding and cleaning, data was entered and analyzed using tally sheet and scientific calculator. The analyzed data was presented using tables, graphs and Charts. Result:- A total of 360 respondents on the study; the majority (47.5%) being in the age of 31-45 , and 108(30%) were male and 252 (70%) were female . of the total 75(20.8%) male were married but 110 (30%) female were divorced by marital status. out of the total 93 (37.6 %) respondents had knowledge on family planning, but also 79(81.4%) were use inject able method currently. Regarding using latrine among the communities, the majority of 126 (34%) participants were use pit latrine In addition 255 (77%) participants were utilized tape water and 126(66.83%) had also economical problem.
Keywords
Contraceptive, Knowledge/Awareness, Infant Mortality Rate, Attitude/Belief
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Addis Adera, Woldegebriel Gebregziabher, Fitwi Tinsae, Rahewa Gebregziabher, Rosa Gebrekidan, Ruta Solomon, Sara Abrha, Seida Ashmael, Serke Reta, Senait Gebregziabher, Senait kassie, Tedros Fissehaye, Tigist Shimel, Community Based Assessment of Reproductive Health and Related Problems of Communities at Quiha Town, Keble 02, Mekelle Zone, North Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 572-582. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150304.27
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