Researchers conducted this study to assess the completion of the maternity continuum of care and factors associated with it among mothers who gave birth in the last year in Enemy District, Northwest Ethiopia.
A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted from February 25 to March 10, 2019, on 651 women who gave birth in the last year. A face-to-face interview collected the data through pretested and structured questionnaires. Binary logistic regression was used to identify predictors of the completion of the maternity continuum of care. Variables with a value < 0.05 in multivariable analysis were declared as statistically significant associated factors.
This study revealed that about 45% of respondents completed the continuum of care. Women with secondary education, women whose occupation is farming, women who have autonomy in health care decisions, women who have exposure to media, women with wanted pregnancies, para five and above women, and women whose husbands are employed were significantly associated with the completion of the maternity continuum of care.
This study concluded that less than half of the participants had achieved the continuum of care and education level.