Determinant factors of antenatal care service utilization in Benishangul Gumuz region: West Ethiopia

Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Debre Berhan University
Kassahun Tiruaynet Gesese, Debre Berhan University

Abstract: Antenatal care (ANC) is a preventive public health intervention. In Benishangul Gumuz region, about 35.1% of pregnant women utilize ANC services at least once. Nevertheless, women didn’t obtain the services as recommended by WHO. Hence, this study examined potential risk factors associated with utilization of ANC services among reproductive women in the Region. Data of 674 women with complete information on last live birth who had at least one child during 2005 to 2011 were used from EDHS 2011. Univariate analysis and multiple binary logistic regression analysis were used to analyze the data. Out of the sample taken only 37.7% of women received antenatal care services at least once from formal trained persons. Findings showed that type of place of residence, highest educational level and ethnicity are determinant factors associated with utilization of antenatal care services in the region. Keyword: Determinant factors, ANC Utilization, Benishangul Gumuz

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Presented in Poster Session 3