September 1, 2022

Factors influencing place of delivery in Ethiopia: Linking individual, household, and health facility-level data

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Maternal mortality remains high, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Institutional delivery is one of the key interventions to reduce it. Despite service utilization reflects an interplay of demand- and supply-side factors, previous studies mainly focused on either side due to methodological challenges and data availability. But a more comprehensive understanding can be obtained by assessing both sides. The aim of this study is to assess individual, household, community, and health facility factors associated with a delivery place in Ethiopia.