Determinants of Late Initiation for First Antenatal Care Visit Among Pregnant Women in Public Health Institutions, Dale District, Southern Ethiopia; Unmatched Case Control Study
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages: 31-38
Received: Oct. 4, 2019;
Accepted: Apr. 20, 2020;
Published: Apr. 28, 2020
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Teka Senay Wolderufael, Social and Population Department, Yirgalem Hospital Medical College, Yirgalem, Ethiopia
Tinsay Bekele Areda, Medicine and Health Sciences College, Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Urgessa Warsamo Ganebo, School of Public Health, Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Fasika Fanta Gebreyesus, Social and Population Department, Yirgalem Hospital Medical College, Yirgalem, Ethiopia
Background: Late initiation to first ANC visit is the predominant problem in most developing countries including Ethiopia. Despite antenatal care services being provided for free of charge in Ethiopia, significant number of pregnancy women seek first ANC visit lately. According to EDHS 2016, about 80% of pregnant women had first ANC visits lately. This study tried to assess predictors of late initiation for Antenatal care visit Among Pregnant Women in Public Health Institutions’ Dale District, Southern Ethiopia, 2018. The study design was A facility based Unmatched Case Control Study design was employed. Data was collected from pregnant women who were attending ANC unit’ by using structured questionnaire. Multistage sampling technique was employed. The Sample size for this study was calculated using EPI info software statcalc version 7.1.3. Data was edited, entered into computer and coded, descriptive, bivariate and multivariate analysis was done. The main reasons for late initiation for first ANC visits were being busy and unaware of ANC visit time. Husband’s educational status and knowledge about pregnancy related danger signs were found significantly associated and had positive relationship with late start of first ANC visit (AOR=4.91; 95% CI: 1.516-15.914) and (AOR=2.553; 95% CI: 1.456-4.475) respectively. In Conclusion the main reasons for late initiation of first ANC visit during last pregnancy were being busy due to house responsibilities and unaware of ANC visit time. Husband’s educational status and mothers poor knowledge about pregnancy related danger signs were found significantly predictors of late first ANC visit.
Teka Senay Wolderufael,
Tinsay Bekele Areda,
Urgessa Warsamo Ganebo,
Fasika Fanta Gebreyesus,
Determinants of Late Initiation for First Antenatal Care Visit Among Pregnant Women in Public Health Institutions, Dale District, Southern Ethiopia; Unmatched Case Control Study, Science Research.
Vol. 8, No. 2,
2020, pp. 31-38.
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