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Factors influencing choice of skilled birth attendance at ANC: evidence from the Kenya demographic health survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2018
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Title
Factors influencing choice of skilled birth attendance at ANC: evidence from the Kenya demographic health survey
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12884-018-1727-z
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Caroline Nyongesa, Xiaoyue Xu, John J. Hall, William M. Macharia, Faith Yego, Brigid Hall

Abstract

In Kenya, skilled attendance at delivery is well below the international target of 90% and the maternal mortality ratio is high at 362 (CI 254-471) per 100,000 live births despite various interventions. The preventative role of skilled attendance at delivery makes it a benchmark indicator for safe motherhood. Maternal health data from the Service Provision Assessment Survey, a subset of the 2010 Kenya Demographic Health Survey was analyzed. Logistic regression models were employed using likelihood ratio test to explore association between choice of skilled attendance and predictor variables. Overall, 94.8% of women are likely to seek skilled attendance at delivery. Cost, education level, number of antenatal visits and sex of provider were strongly associated with client's intention to deliver with a skilled birth attendant at delivery. Women who reported having enough money set aside for delivery were 4.34 (p < 0.002, 95% CI: 1.73; 10.87) times more likely to seek skilled attendance. Those with primary education and above were 6.6 times more likely to seek skilled attendance than those with no formal education (p < 0.001, 95% CI: 3.66; 11.95). Women with four or more antenatal visits were 5.95 (p < 0.018, 95% CI: 1.35; 26.18) times more likely to seek skilled attendance. Compared to men, female providers impacted more on the client's plan (OR = 2.02 (p < 0.014, 95% CI: 1.35; 3.53). Interventions aimed at improving skilled attendance at delivery should include promotion of formal education of women and financial preparation for delivery. Whenever circumstances permit, women should be allowed to choose gender of preferred professional attendant at delivery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 158 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Researcher 14 9%
Student > Bachelor 13 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 43 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 45 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 22%
Social Sciences 10 6%
Arts and Humanities 4 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 49 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2018.
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