Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Tilahun Ermeko Wanamo

Department of Public Health, Goba Referral Hospital, Madda Walabu University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Late Initiation of Antenatal Care and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in Southeast Ethiopia
    Author(s): Tilahun Ermeko Wanamo* and Abate Lette Wodera

    Background: Antenatal care (ANC) also known as prenatal care given for women during pregnancy, and it is important for both maternal and fetal health. Pregnant women with late initiation of antenatal care are more likely to attain poor outcomes of pregnancy. Therefore; this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of late initiation of antenatal care and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care unit in Goba town, southeast Ethiopia. Methods: An institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 1 to April 28/2018 among 379 pregnant women. Systematic sampling technique was used to select the study participants. Data were collected using interview based pre tested and structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 20; bivariate and multivariable logistic regressions were used. Bivariate analysis was carried out.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0420.21.10.535

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