Male Involvement on Skilled Delivery Care Utilization in Mareka Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross Sectional Study
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 699-706
Received: Jun. 13, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 2, 2015; Published: Aug. 1, 2015
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Zerihun Tamirat, Dawro Zone health Department, Southern Nations Nationalities Regional State, Tercha, Ethiopia
Tizta Tilahun, Department of Population and Family Health, Jimma University Faculty of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma, Ethiopia
Misra Abdulahi, Department of Population and Family Health, Jimma University Faculty of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Back ground: Skilled care for pregnancy and childbirth are the most important issues of reproductive health affected by male partners, however, how male involvement affects maternal health care utilization is lacking. So the study aimed to assess factors for male involvement and skilled delivery care utilization in Mareka woreda. Methods: This cross-sectional study used stratified sampling in Mareka district south east Ethiopia to select 676 couples currently in union who have less than one year old child. A structured questionnaire used to assess male involvement on skilled delivery utilization and associated factors. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was employed in SPSS version 16.0 to analyze independently associated factors. That factor with p value < 0.05 was declared as statistically significant at final model. Result: Overall, 32.9% of women used skilled delivery care and 41.3% of husbands’ involved on skilled delivery care utilization on their recent child birth. Women assisted by skilled birth attendants in their recent delivery were educated AOR=0.01(0.001-0.10), knowledgeable on danger sign AOR= 3.44(1.34-8.79), had favorable attitude for skilled delivery care AOR=2.21(1.11-4.41), and those their husbands’ participated on skilled delivery care use AOR=2.35(1.18-4.66). And husbands’ who participated on skilled delivery care utilization were educated AOR 1.77(1.13- 2.50)], younger AOR 1.77(1.19-2.62), prefers health facility for delivery AOR 1.85(1.24-2.75) and have had positive perception on importance of skilled delivery care AOR 1.68(1.13, 3.29). CONCLUSION: male involvement on skilled delivery care utilization has a significant effect on women’s’ use of skilled birth attendants at birth. Finding of our study implies improving awareness of communities on benefit of skilled delivery care and male involvement are needed.
Keywords
Skilled Delivery, Mareka Woreda, Male Involvement, Recent Delivery, Utilization
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Zerihun Tamirat, Tizta Tilahun, Misra Abdulahi, Male Involvement on Skilled Delivery Care Utilization in Mareka Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross Sectional Study, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 699-706. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150305.26
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