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Table 2 Maternal health care utilization in Dabat HDSS site, Dabat District, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Only half of the mothers practiced early initiation of breastfeeding in Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

Variables Frequency Percent
Antenatal care visits
 No visit 304 37.0
 1 54 6.6
 2–3 286 34.8
 ≥ 4 178 21.6
Place of delivery
 Home 624 75.9
 Health facilities 198 24.1
Delivery attendant
 Health professionals 203 24.7
 Traditional birth attendant 153 18.6
 Relatives and volunteers 466 56.7
Postnatal follow-up
 Yes 212 25.8
 No 610 74.2
Health care access
 Good access 607 73.8
 Poor access 215 26.2
Health extension visit in the past 6 months
 No visit 391 47.5
 1–2 visit 327 39.8
 ≥ 3 104 12.7
Mother’s IYCFa knowledge
 Poor 272 33.1
 Medium 285 34.7
 High 268 32.2
Prelacteal feeding given to the child
 Yes 220 26.8
 No 602 73.2
  1. aInfant and Young Child Feeding
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