Tara Ballav Adhikari

Correlates of institutional deliveries among teenage and non-teenage mothers in Nepal

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  • Pawan Acharya, Young Earth, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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  • Tara Ballav Adhikari
  • Dipika Neupane, Maharajgunj Medical Campus
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  • Kiran Thapa, Maharajgunj Medical Campus
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  • Parash Mani Bhandari, Maharajgunj Medical Campus

INTRODUCTION: Globally, maternal age is identified as an important predictor of institutional service utilization during delivery. This study aims to assess the correlates of institutional delivery among teenage and non-teenage mothers in Nepal by using the data from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011.

METHODS: The study population consisted of 5391 women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who had given birth to a child within five years before the survey. Out of them, 381 (7.07%) were teenage mothers. The association between the background characteristics and institutional delivery was assessed separately for the teenage and non-teenage mothers using chi-square test and multiple logistic regression analysis.

RESULTS: After adjusting for background characteristics, teenage mothers were found more likely to deliver at a health facility [AOR: 2.25; 95% CI: 1.10 4.59] in comparison to the non-teenage mothers. Place of residence, occupation, socioeconomic status, and frequency of ANC visits were associated with institutional delivery in both the teenage and non-teenage mothers. However, educational status, parity, birth preparedness and women autonomy had statistically significant association with institutional delivery among the non-teenage mothers only. None of the background characteristics were significantly associated with institutional delivery in teenage mothers only.

CONCLUSIONS: This study identified a significant difference in institutional delivery service utilization among the teenage and non-teenage mothers. While the association of most of the background characteristics with institutional delivery was uniform for both teenage and non-teenage mothers, the association with educational status, parity, birth preparedness and women autonomy was significant only for non-teenage mothers. Considering this difference in the interaction of women's background characteristics with institutional delivery between teenage and non-teenage mothers might help in identifying the pain points and devise targeted interventions to encourage institutional delivery in teenage mothers or non-teenage mothers or both.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPLOS ONE
Vol/bind12
Nummer10
Sider (fra-til)e0185667
ISSN1932-6203
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Eksternt udgivetJa

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