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Table 3 Institutional delivery Service Utilization in Bench-Maji Zone, South West, Ethiopia, September 2015

From: Utilization of institutional delivery service and associated factors in Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia: community based, cross sectional study

  Frequency (%)
Ever heard about institutional delivery (ID) n = 765
 Yes 731 (95.6)
 No 34 (4.4)
Source of information about ID n = 731
 Health institution/care provider 504 (68.9)
 Family/Relatives 75 (10.3)
 Radio/TV 128 (17.5)
 Othera 24 (3.3)
Know a health problem that can occur during childbirth n = 731
 Yes 592 (81.0)
 No 139 (19.0)
Mentioned Problems that can occur during childbirth n = 592
 Severe bleeding 425 (71.8)
 Obstructed labor 219 (37.0)
 Fetal death 305 (51.5)
 Maternal death 247 (41.7)
 Otherb 14 (2.36)
Place of delivery of the last child n = 765
 Institution 599 (78.30)
 Home 166 (21.70)
Why they prefer to ID n = 599
 Was informed to deliver in HF 492 (82.1)
 Faced obstetric problems which forced them to deliver in HF 56 (9.3)
 Because previous bad experience 27 (4.5)
 Otherc 73 (12.19)
Why they prefer to deliver home n = 132
 The labour was going well 83 (62.9)
 I feel more comfortable at home 11 (8.3)
 It is my usual practice 29 (22.0)
 Otherd 14 (10.61)
Problem that occur during last delivery n = 731
 No problem faced 695 (95.08)
 Some problem faced 36 (4.92)
  1. aFrom School, didn’t identify the source
  2. bAnemia, Breach presentation, retained placenta, child suffocation
  3. cIt is better than home, my usual practice, labor was prolonged at home, was sick that time, better for me and my child safety, husband enforced me, nobody at home to care of me
  4. dClose attention from relatives & family numbers, No transportation services, Cannot pay for transportation services, my husband’s decision, the labor was suddenly started