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Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis."

In the context of high maternal morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, less than 80% of pregnant women receive antenatal care services. According to a 2016 national report, only 62% of pregnant women in Ethiopia made at least one antenatal care visit. The aim of this review was to systematically and quantitatively summarize the factors affecting utilization of antenatal care in Ethiopia.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0214848

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