This study aims to assess the quality of prenatal care and associated factors at public health facilities in Wogera district, northwest Ethiopia.

An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted in the Wogera district from March to April 2019. A total of 465 pregnant women were interviewed using a semi-structured interviewer-administered questionnaire; consecutive sampling was used to select the participants. Researchers fitted the binary logistic regression analysis model to identify the potential predictor variables. Variables with <0.2  values were provided into the multivariable logistic regression analysis model; <0.05  values and an AOR with a 95% CI were used to declare factors associated with prenatal care quality.

The overall quality of prenatal care was 32.7%. Analysis positively associated four or more prenatal care visits, high maternal education, over USD 175.5 monthly household income, and the availability of maternity waiting areas with the quality of the care.

The overall quality of prenatal care in this study was low. Therefore, promoting focused prenatal care and increasing infrastructure, encouraging maternal education, and compensating for the healthcare costs for women with low household income might enhance the care quality.

Reference: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/2020/9592124/