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Table 3 Women’s utilization of primary health care facilities for maternal health services, September 2009 (N=725)

From: The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Maternal health services Frequency (no./%)
Family planning: Where did you obtain (current method) for the last time?
Health center 117(16.1%)
Health post 150(20.7)
Others 7(0.8)
Non current users and pregnant mothers 451(62.2)
Antenatal care: Where did you receive antenatal care when you were pregnant for your youngest child?
Health center 441(60.8)
Health post 163(22.5)
Others 9(1.3)
Did not go to a health facility 112 (15.4)
Delivery service: Where did you give birth for your youngest child?
Home 691(95.3)
Hospital 10 (1.4)
Health center 16(2.2)
Health post 8(1.1)
Post natal care: After your youngest child was born, if a health worker checked your baby, where did that check take place?
Your home 6(0.8)
Health post 10(1.4)
Health center 25(3.4)
Hospital 6(0.8)
Didn’t had check up 678(93.5)