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Dechasa Bedada

Department of Statistics, College of Natural Science, Ambo, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Regional Variation and Factors Associated with Fetal Macrosomia in Ethiopia
    Author(s): Gurmessa Nugussu*, Akalu Banbeta, Jaleta Abdisa and Dechasa Bedada

    Background: Globally, there is an increase in the prevalence of high birth weight. In Sub-Sahara African countries, including Ethiopia, weighting newborns at birth are not well addressed thereby awareness of high birth weight is limited. In this paper, we aimed to assess the between-region variability of the prevalence and identify the associated factors with high birth weight in Ethiopia. Methods: The study is based on the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey which is conducted in 2016. A total of 2110 newborns across all regions of Ethiopia are included in the study. The multilevel logistic regression model is applied to identify the associated factors of high birth weight and to evaluate the variation of the prevalence of high birth weight across the regions of Ethiopia. Results: The prevalence .. View more»

    DOI: 10.35248/2157-7633.22.12.516

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