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      Factors influencing the place of delivery in the rural region of Labrousse, Hati

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            Abstract

            Objectives

            The objective of this study is to determine factors that influence the place of delivery in the rural region of Labrousse, Haiti

            Design

            This study employed a cross-sectional survey design to collect data using an anonymous interview guide comprising structured questions and made up of two parts: 1- Identification of personal and socio-cultural parameters. 2-Identification of the reasons for the place of the last childbirth.

            Setting

            The study was conducted fromSeptember to November 2017 in Notre-Dame of Lourdes of Labrousse community health center and the area catered to by it. Labrousse is a rural community located in the 3rd communal section of Miragoâne about 19 kilometers from the main road, in the department of Nippes.

            Participants

            The survey included 92 women aged 13–46 years, live in the area who had at least one birth in the last 1–3 years by the time of data collection.

            Results

            75% of women gave birth to their last child at home. 76% of home births were assisted by a matron or traditional practitioner. age, religion, level of education of mothers and fathers, distance between home and health facility, availability of transportation and prenatal follow-up are significant factors (P <0.05) that influence the choice of delivery place.

            Conclusion

            Acting on the factors influencing the delivery place in Labrousse would make it possible to bridge this gap between the number of home births and the number of births in healthcare facility.

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            Author and article information

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            28 December 2021
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Faculté de Médecine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1070 Anderlecht Belgique
            [2 ] Service de Pédiatrie, Hopital de L'Université d'Etat d'Haïti, Port-au-Prince, Haïti
            [3 ] Centre de Santé Notre Dame de Lourdes de Labrousse, Miragoane, Nippes, Haïti
            [4 ] Ecole de Santé Publique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Erasme, 1070 Anderlecht Belgique
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            Article
            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPMIJJ4.v1
            a4884c52-cabd-490a-8623-67adeb35c82b

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Medicine
            Healthcare Facility,Childbirth,Delivery place,Maternal Health,Haïti

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