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Journal of Womens Health Care
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Utilization of Institutional Delivery Services and Associated Factors among Mothers in Semi-pastoralist, Southern Ethiopia

Gebeyehu Dejene1 and Tesfahun Hailemariam2*

1CDC, Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation officer, South Omo, Jinka, Ethiopia

2Department of Health Informatics, Hawassa Health Science College, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Tesfahun Hailemariam
Lecturer, Department of Health Informatics
Hawassa Health Science College
PO Box: 84, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251934107979
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: October 05, 2015; Accepted Date: October 08, 2015; Published Date: October 15, 2015

Citation: Dejene G, Hailemariam T (2015) Utilization of Institutional Delivery Services and Associated Factors among Mothers in Semi-pastoralist, Southern Ethiopia. J Women’s Health Care 4:280. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000280

Copyright: © 2015 Dejene G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: The problem of home delivery and maternal mortality is still the problem which is ubiquitous in most developing countries like Ethiopia. Trendy home delivery practices due to cultural norms, beliefs, perceptions and knowledge of women were deterrent to maternal health service utilization.
Methods: A community based cross sectional study with internal comparison was conducted on 756 women who have delivered in the last two years. Descriptive, bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to analyze the data. Odds ratio with 95% CI was estimated to assess the predictors of institutional delivery services.
Result: Only 14.5% of the mothers delivered by skilled birth attendants, while a significant majority 83.3% gave birth at home. Maternal Knowledge about dangerous health problems related to pregnancy AOR (95% CI): 2.59(1.03,6.54), Lack of maternal knowledge about free delivery service AOR (95% CI): 0.02(0.01,0.06), Exposures to radio at least once a week AOR (95% CI):3.41(1.18, 9.89), husbands attendance during ANC AOR (95% CI): 4.08(1.25,13.32), knowledge of child birth need health professional help AOR (95% CI):3.60(1.40,9.30), Expecting birth complication during delivery AOR (95% CI): 3.68(1.41,9.65), preference of hot food AOR (95% CI): 0.03(0.01,0.12), a need to buried placenta immediately at home AOR (95% CI): 0.02(0.01,0.05) were important predictors of institutional delivery services.
Conclusion: The study indicates that there is low utilization of institutional delivery service. Knowledge of mothers, exposure to radio, husband attendance at ANC, preference of hot food, a need to buried placenta immediately at home were found to be factors affecting utilization of institutional delivery services.


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