Delay On First Antenatal Care Visit And Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care In Boditi Town, Southern Ethiopia: 2019

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2020 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 10 Issue - 1                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Gedion Asnake Azeze, Bulcha Guye Adema
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I1P604


MLA Style:Gedion Asnake Azeze, Bulcha Guye Adema"Delay On First Antenatal Care Visit And Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care In Boditi Town, Southern Ethiopia: 2019" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.1 (2020): 22-30.

APA Style:Gedion Asnake Azeze, Bulcha Guye Adema. Delay On First Antenatal Care Visit And Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care In Boditi Town, Southern Ethiopia: 2019 International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(1), 22-30.


Background:The burden of maternal mortality is the issue of both developed and developing countries. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, the problem magnifies due to poor quality of maternal health care services. This study was targeted to assess magnitude and associated factors of delay on first ANC visit among pregnant women attending ANC in Boditi Health Center, Boditi town, Southern Ethiopia: 2019.

Methods: Facility based cross-sectional study with systematic random sampling technique was employed to select 283 pregnant women enrolled in antenatal care unit at Boditi Health Center, Boditi town from April 1-30, 2019. Descriptive, bivariate and multivariable logistic regression methods were used to analyze the data.

Result: Out of respondents who provided a complete answer, 172(62%) were delayed for their first ANC visit. Respondent’s living in urban area and those who had private employee husbands were negative associated with the outcome variable while, having a farmer husband, total number of biological living children, respondents who made decision together with their husband and those who reported the right time to start first ANC as after 16 weeks of last normal menstrual period were positively associated predictors of delay on first ANC visit.

Conclusion: This study has documented that delay on first ANC visit among pregnant women attending ANC unit at the study area was alarming.


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