Patterns of Skilled Birth Attendant Service Utilization and Its Determinants: A Cross Sectional Study in Southern Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 415-421
Received: Mar. 10, 2016;
Accepted: Mar. 24, 2016;
Published: Sep. 2, 2016
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Shifera Asfaw, Department of Health Education and Behavioural Science, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Tsion Assefa, Department of Health Education and Behavioural Science, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Addisu Tesfaye, Engine, Project Field Coordinator, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Abebe Mamo, Department of Health Education and Behavioural Science, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia
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Pregnancy and child birth complications are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in many developing countries. In Ethiopia the level of maternal mortality and morbidity are among the highest in the world. Increasing the proportion of deliveries with skilled attendants is being advocated as the most important step in preventing maternal and neonatal deaths. So, this study aims to assess skilled birth attendant service utilization and its determinant factors among mothers who gave birth within the last 12 months preceding the survey in Yeki district, Southern Ethiopia, 2014. Community based cross sectional study was conducted in Yeki district southern Ethiopia from March 30, to April 28, 2014. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select study participants from study areas and pre tested and structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 statistical software package used to present the descriptive statistic. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify factors associated to skilled birth attendant service utilization. A total of 304 mothers were involved in this study with 99.6% response rate. Only Eighty (26.32%) of mothers were assisted by skilled health care providers during last child birth. The utilization of Skilled birth attendant service was significantly associated with residency of being living in urban area (AOR=4.67, 95% CI: 1.64, 13.24), exposure status about skilled birth attendant information through radio (AOR=3.7, 95% CI: 1.33, 10.3), ANC visit during last pregnancy (AOR=3.52, 95% CI; 1.18, 10.44), having history of obstetric difficulty (AOR=2.5, 95% CI: 1.98, 12.39) at p<0.05. This study refines information on prevalence and predictors for skilled birth attendant service utilization. Residential area, status about skilled birth attendant information through radio, ANC visit during last pregnancy, and history of obstetric difficulty were factors associated with skilled birth attendant service utilization. The study implies that the government and nongovernmental organization should strengthen ANC visit and work on behavioural change communications to increase the uptake of maternal health service utilization.
Skilled Attendant, Maternal Health Service Utilization, Mothers
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Patterns of Skilled Birth Attendant Service Utilization and Its Determinants: A Cross Sectional Study in Southern Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health.
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