A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women at the DHDSS site from 2014 to 2015. A total of 1290 pregnant women were included in the study. Researchers extracted data from what was collected as part of the ongoing DHDSS. Variables were removed from the Household Registration System database and exported to STATA version 14.1 for analysis. Binary logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with skilled institutional delivery. A statistical test was considered significant at a P-value < 0.05.
The proportion of skilled institutional delivery was 31.0%. Analysis associated frequent ANC visits, living in an urban setting, and reading and writing ability with increased health delivery. On the other hand, giving more births decreased health institution delivery by 61%.
A higher rate of skilled institutional delivery has been observed at the surveillance site than the previous national estimates. Giving fewer births, frequent ANC visits, being in an urban residence, and reading and writing increased the likelihood of health institution delivery. Strengthening interventions that could influence the identified factors could improve mothers’ choice to skilled institutional delivery.