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Table 2 Determinants of ANC and delivery service in Dubti District, Afar, February 2015

From: Pastoralism and antenatal care service utilization in Dubti District, Afar, Ethiopia, 2015: A cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percent (%)
Number of ANC visits (n = 334)
 Less than four visits 269 80.5
 Four and above visits 65 19.5
Reasons for no ANC (n = 454)
 Lack of awareness 226 28.7
 Distance of health institution 206 26.1
 Lack of husband permission 104 13.2
 Poor service satisfaction 80 10.2
 Presence of male midwife 66 8.4
 Lack of time 34 4.3
 Costly service 19 2.4
Birth Assistant (n = 730)
 TTBAs 406 51.5
 Family/relatives 198 25.1
 Neighbour 105 13.2
 Others 21 2.7
Reasons for home delivery (n = 730)
 Lack of awareness 390 49.5
 Lack of transportation 314 39.8
 Distance of health institution 230 29.2
 Emergent labour 165 20.9
 Unethical behaviour of health professionals 87 11.0
 Presence of male professionals 104 13.2
 Disbelieve in modern treatment 33 4.2
 Other 34 4.3
Proximity (N = 788)
 ≤5 km 280 35.5
 ≥5 km 508 64.5