Institutional Delivery Service Utilization and Associated Factors Among Women Who Delivered within the Last 2 Years in Waka Town, Maraka Woreda, Dawuro Zone, Southern Nation Nationalities Peoples Region, 2020

Mikias Zelalem


Background: Globally, around 13.6 million maternal deaths occurred in the last 25 years. Ethiopia accounts one of the highest global maternal deaths, with more than 50% of births taking place at home. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine institutional delivery utilization in Waka town.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of institutional delivery and understand the factors associated with it in Waka town, Maraka wereda, Dawuro zone SNNPR.

Methodology: A community based cross sectional study is the study design chosen. The study was conducted, on mothers having a history of at least 1 birth within the last 2 years, who was selected by a systemic random sampling (K=2), from both Waka kebeles, which is selected by a simple random sampling from the 2 kebeles in the study area. For data collection, an interview with questioner containing both closed and open ended questions, along with non-participant observation method was employed. For analysis, Descriptive statistics, along with bivariate and multivariate analytical method was computed. Statistical significance was considered at p < 0.05, and the strength of statistical association was assessed by odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval.

Result and Conclusion: The prevalence of institutional delivery service utilization in Waka town was found to be 89.4%.  Educational, economic and marital status of the mother, distance, health education provision, intendedness of the pregnancy, ANC follow up,  and Knowledge of birth complications have shown significant association.

Keywords: Waka town, institutional delivery

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/93-01

Publication date:September 30th 2021

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