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Abstract

CHILD HEALTHCARE SERVICE UTILIZATION AND ASSOCIATED FACTOR AMONG MOTHER WHO HAVE CHILDREN UNDERFIVE YEAR IN CASE OF HARARI REGIONAL STATE, EASTERN EHIOPIA: COMMUNITY BASED CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Masresha Leta Serbesa (BSc, MSc)* and Sr. Maleda Tefera Iffa (BSc, MSc)

ABSTRACT

Background: Healthcare service utilization of children meanwhile, attempts have been made through different studies to identify the factors that are responsible for the poor utilization of health care services for children influenced by maternal factors. According to UNICEF reported in 2012 Child mortality still remains high in developing countries. In 2011, 6.9 million children died in world, and an estimated 83% of underfive deaths occurred in Sub Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Objective: To asses child healthcare service utilization and associated factor among mothers who have children under five year in Harari regional state from February 11 – June 26, 2018. Methods: Community based cross sectional study was employed from February –June 2018 G.C on 384 mothers of children aged under five in Harari regional state. Two stage sampling was used to select study participants. Data were collected from participants using pretested structured questionnaire through face to face interview. Data were entered to Epi data 3.1. and analyzed by SPSS version 21.0. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify significantly associated factors. A P<0.05 and AOR with 95%CI were used to report significance and strength of association, respectively. Results: A total of 370 (96.4%) participants were participated. Their median ages and IQR were Three hundred seventy nine (98.7%) participants were participated. About half, 194 (51.2%) of participants were aged 25-34 years and their median age of mothers and youngest child were 30 years (inter-quartile range (IQR)=9) and 9 months (IQR=12 months) respectively. Magnitude of child healthcare service utilization among mothers of children aged underfive years in Harari was about 238(62.8%). In multivariable analysis, maternal illiteracy [AOR=0.37(0.18, 0.80)], primary education [AOR=0.30(0.13, 0.67)], Age of child between 12-59 months [AOR=0.50(0.28, 0.92)] and having one child in their house (AOR=2.53(1.21, 5.27)] were significantly associated with child healthcare services utilization. Conclusion: Child healthcare services use was found to be high. Maternal education, number of children and child’s age were significantly associated factors for child healthcare services use.

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