Factors affecting the usage of maternal health care services at Dita woreda in the case of Zada town, Gamo Gofa zone, South Ethiopia
Tariku Tesfaye Haile, Belay Belete Anjullo
Although using all maternal health care services play a principal role for further improvement, of maternal and child health, the current prevalence and determinants of maternal care services usage have not been explored in the study area. Hence, this study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of maternal health care services usage to fill the existing information gap in the study area.Community based cross sectional study design and a sample of 240 women was selected by simple random sampling technique. Descriptive analysis was used to estimate the prevalence and potential predictors were selected by using chi-square test of association between status of maternal health care usage and predictors. Binary logistic regression model was used to identify the determinants of maternal health care usage.From a descriptive analysis, out of 240 sampled women, antenatal and institutional delivery care services utilization in the study area were 55%, 52.5%, respectively. It was found that educational level of women and their husbands, income of family, awareness about maternal health care services, access of health care services, birth order, exposure to media, occupation of women and their husbands, age of mothers, perception on the professional quality and waiting time for the services were the determinants of both antenatal and institutional delivery care services utilization. Therefore, to increase maternal health care services utilization: expanding access of health care services, improving education of women and their husbands, creating awareness and providing training for health workers to increase their skill are highly recommended in this study.
Tariku Tesfaye Haile, Belay Belete Anjullo. Factors affecting the usage of maternal health care services at Dita woreda in the case of Zada town, Gamo Gofa zone, South Ethiopia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 86-93