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Research Article

Early Initiation of Antenatal Care and Factors Associated with Early Antenatal Care Initiation at Health Facilities in Southern Ethiopia

Table 3

Knowledge and perception of ANC service utilization and timing of first ANC, Shebedino in district SNNPR, Ethiopia, in 2015.

VariableDescriptionFrequencyPercentage

Perception of importance of ANC for health of mother Highly important 
Medium importance 
Less important
596 
4 
7
98.18% 
0.65% 
1.15%

Perception of importance of care for the health of the fetus: Highly important 
Medium importance 
Less important
598 
2 
8
98.35% 
0.32% 
1.32%

Perceptions on timing of first care: Before and at 12 weeks of gestation 
After 12 weeks of gestation 
169 
430
27.79% 
72.20%

Perceived number of ANC visits of pervious pregnancy Only one ANC visit enough 
2-3 ANC visits enough 
4–6 ANC visits enough 
>6 ANC visits enough
27 
76 
430 
75
4.44% 
12.52% 
70.84% 
12.35%

Early antenatal booking is good for pregnancy of mother I agree 
I disagree
599 
9
98.51% 
1.49%

Mother should go for antenatal booking before the third month of pregnancy I agree 
I disagree
474 
134
77.96% 
22.04%

Antenatal follow up is good to monitor mother’s and fetus’ health I agree 
I disagree
605 
3
99.51% 
0.49%

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