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Table 4 Characteristics of the most recent birth, Liban District, Oromia, Southern Ethiopia, June 2015

From: Institutional delivery service utilization and associated factors among women of reproductive age in the mobile pastoral community of the Liban District in Guji Zone, Oromia, Southern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics of most recent birth Frequency Percentage
Place of the most recent birth   
 Home 586 74.1
 Traditional birth attendant’s home 91 11.5
 Health post 10 1.3
 Health center 75 9.5
 Hospital 25 3.2
 Others 4 0.5
 Total 791 100.0
Who attended the most recent birth   
 Relative 297 37.5
 Traditional birth attendant 286 36.2
 Health extension worker 10 1.3
 Midwife/doctor/nurse/health officer 102 12.9
 Nobody 96 12.1
 Total 791 100.0
Type of complications faced during the most recent birtha   
 Prolonged labor 105 53.6
 Excessive vaginal bleeding 29 14.8
 Still birth 23 11.7
 Convulsion 32 16.3
 Others 7 3.6
 Total 196 100.0
Reasons for not delivering the most recent birth at a health institutiona   
 Facility too far/no transportation 355 43.7
 Not customary 315 38.7
 Do not know the existence of service 41 5.0
 Do not trust health worker 41 5.0
 Not necessary 17 2.1
 Facility not open 14 1.7
 No female provider 3 0.4
 Others 27 3.3
 Total 813 100.0
  1. a: multiple responses are possible