Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Magnitude and Determinants of Postnatal Care Service Utilization in Farta District, South Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Wondimu Girma Mengistu*, Abrham Yeneneh Birhanu, Tadesse Wuletaw Demissie and Abaynew Honelgn Desalgn Afflation
Department of Health Informatics, Debre Tabor Health Science College, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Wondimu Girma Mengistu, Department of Health Informatics, Debre Tabor Health Science College, Ethiopia.
Received: November 20, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude and determinants of postnatal care service utilization in Farta district, South Gondar Administrative Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, in 2019.

Methodology: Cross-sectional study was carried out among 737mothers in 11Keble’s and a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the subjects. Binary logistic regression statistical model using the adjusted odds ratio (AOR) and 95% CI was used to identify determinants of PNC services utilization.

Results: The magnitude of PNC services utilization in Farta District was 26.19 % [95% CI: (22.8 - 29.2)] with variations in between Kebeles. Having formal education of mother [95 % CI: 2.8 (1.75 - 4.48)], birth at a health facility [95% CI: 3.18 (1.73 - 5.85)], counseling given during ANC visits [(95 %CI: 5.72(3.42 - 9.55)], complications during or after delivery [95%CI: 2.78(1.20-6.52)] and living within 5km of health facility [95 % CI: 2 (1.29 - 3.10] were identified as determinants of PNC services utilization.

Conclusion: Having formal education, counseling during ANC and facility delivery were positively associated whereas having no complications during or after delivery and residing far from a health facility were negatively associated with PNC services utilization. Tracing mechanisms for reaching pregnant women should be developed and strengthened to improve counseling services at home. Frequent support and supervision for remote Kebeles.


Keyword: Postnatal Care; Utilization; Distribution; Farta District; Amhara Region


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