Ethiopian demographic and health survey results officially declared


Key findings about maternal health care on the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey results

Antenatal care: The proportion of women age 15-49 in Ethiopia who received antenatal care (ANC) from a skilled provider has increased from 27% in 2000 to 34% in 2011, and 62% in 2016. Thirty-two percent of women had at least four ANC visits during their last pregnancy.

Components of antenatal care: Pregnant women are more likely to have their blood pressure measured (75%) and blood sample taken (73%), than to have their urine sample taken or to have received nutritional counselling (66% for both).

Protection against neonatal tetanus: Nearly 49% of women had their last birth protected against neonatal tetanus.

Delivery: Institutional deliveries have increased from 5% in 2000 to 10% in 2011, and 26% in 2016. During the same period, home deliveries decreased from 95% in 2000 to 90% in 2011, and 73% in 2016.

Postnatal care: Seventeen percent of women and 13% of newborns received a postnatal check within the first 2 days of birth.

Problems in accessing health care: The proportion of women age 15-49 who report having at least one of the specified problems in accessing health care decreased from 96% in 2005, to 94% in 2011, and 70% in 2016.

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