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Birth preparedness, complication readiness and other determinants of place of delivery among mothers in Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2016
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Title
Birth preparedness, complication readiness and other determinants of place of delivery among mothers in Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0837-8
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Semere Sileshi Belda, Mulugeta Betre Gebremariam

Abstract

Ethiopia is one of the countries with the highest maternal mortality ratio 676/100,000 LB and the lowest skilled delivery at birth (10 %) in 2011. Skilled delivery care and provision of emergency obstetric care prevents many of these deaths. Despite implementation of birth preparedness and complication readiness packages to antenatal care users since 2007 in the study area, yet an overwhelming proportion of births take place at home. The effect of birth preparedness and complication readiness on place of delivery is not well known and studied in this context. A community based case control study preceded by initial census was conducted on a total of 358 sampled respondents (119 cases and 239 controls) who were selected using stratified two stage sampling technique. A pre-tested and standardized questionnaire with a face-to-face interview was used to collect the data, and then data was cleaned, coded and entered in to SPSS version-21 for analysis. Binary logistic regression models were run to identify predictors of place of delivery and Odds ratio with 95 % CI was used to assess presence of associations at a 0.05 level of significance. The mean (± Standard Deviation) age of respondents was; 27.41(±5.8) and 28.84(±5.7) years for the cases and the controls respectively. Two third (67.1 %) of the childbirths took place in the respondents house while only (32.9 %) gave birth in health facilities. Great proportion (79.7 %) of the cases and two third (34.0 %) of the controls were well-prepared for birth and complication. Maternal education, religion, distance from health facility, knowledge of availability of ambulance transport and history of obstetric complication were significantly associated with place of delivery (P-value <0.01). Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice had an independent effect on place of delivery (AOR =2.55, 95 % CI: 1.12, 5.84). The study identified better institutional delivery service utilization by mothers who were well-prepared for birth and complication. Strategies that increase the preparedness of mothers for birth and complication ahead of childbirth are recommended to improve institutional delivery service utilization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 209 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 25%
Researcher 25 12%
Student > Bachelor 20 10%
Student > Postgraduate 18 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Other 36 17%
Unknown 43 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 58 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 51 24%
Social Sciences 18 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Psychology 4 2%
Other 22 10%
Unknown 51 24%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 03 May 2016.
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#3,501,592
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Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,003
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#124,786
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#43
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