Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2021 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Does Timing of Antenatal Care Initiation and the Contents of Care Have Effect on Caesarean Delivery in Ethiopia? Findings from Demographic and Health Survey

Table 3

Obstetrics, fertility, and reproductive health-related characteristics (N = 4757).

VariableFrequencyPercent

Timing of first antenatal care
Early (within 16 weeks of pregnancy)234249.2
Late (above 16 weeks of gestation)241550.8

Wanted status of a child
Wanted then361275.9
Wanted later82117.3
Wanted no more3240.68

Parity
Multipara363876.5
Primipara111923.5

Age at first birth
≤19291961.4
20–34182838.4
≥35100.2

Number of children
1–2196041.2
3–5172736.3
6 and more107022.5

Number of antenatal care visits
≤4353674.33
>4122125.66

Birth weight of the recent pregnancy
≤2499 gram2595.4
2500–3999 gram79716.8
≥4000 gram370177.8

Percent distribution of births to women aged 15–49 in the 5 years preceding the survey, including current pregnancies, by planning status of the birth wanted then, wanted later, or not wanted at all. A woman that has been having had more than one pregnancy resulting in viable offspring.

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