Determinants of Antenatal Care Visit in Dintor Community Health Center, Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara

Reineldis E. Trisnawati1,2), Pius Weraman1), Stefanus P. Manongga1)


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang

2)Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng



Background: Antenatal care attendance is also associated with an increase in facility based deliveries and use of postnatal services. The ability to fully utilize ANC services in developing countries is affected by complex factors. It includes availability, accessibility, and quality of health services. The purpose of this study was to investigate determinants of antenatal care visit in Dintor community health center, Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subjects and Method: A cross-sectional study was carried at Dintor health center in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. A sample of 56 postpartum mothers was selected for this study by total sampling. The dependent variable was ANC visit. The independent variables were age, parity, education, occupation, knowledge, quality of ANC, family support, social culture, and geographical condition. The data were analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: ANC visit increased with age (OR= 3.46; 95% CI= 1.08 to 11.17; p= 0.038), parity (OR= 3.26; 95% CI= 0.99 to 10.76; p= 0.052), education (OR= 9.75; 95% CI= 1.17 to 81.54; p= 0.036), employment (OR= 3.12; 95% CI= 0.91 to 10.64; p= 0.069), knowledge (OR= 3.86; 95% CI= 1.14 to 13.06; p= 0.030), good quality of ANC service (OR= 4.98; 95% CI= 1.50 to 16.56; p= 0.009), strong family support (OR= 3.25; 95% CI= 1.02 to 10.28; p= 0.045), supportive social culture (OR= 2.87; 95% CI= 0.92 to 8.97; p= 0.071), and geographical location (OR= 1.81; 95% CI= 5.58 to 5.62; p= 0.305).

Conclusion: ANC visit increases with age, parity, education, employment, knowledge, good quality of ANC service, strong family support, supportive social culture, and geographical location.

Keywords: antenatal care, family support, social culture, geographical location

Correspondence: Reineldis E. Trisnawati. Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng. Jl. Ahmad Yani 10, Manggarai 86511, East Nusa Tenggara. Email: Mobile: 081337665297.


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