Background:-The lack of skilled attendants at birth accounts for two million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each year.
Aim:-This study assessed the magnitude and factors affecting place of delivery among women of child bearing age in Nunu Kumba woreda, Western Ethiopia.
Method: - Community based cross sectional quantitative household survey was employed. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used.
Result:-The response rate for this study was 100%. Those mothers who didnâ€™t attended antenatal care for their last pregnancy were 7.8 times more likely in home birth as compared to antenatal care attendants. Mothers whose husbandâ€™s educated were less likely to choose home as delivery place AOR 95%CI (0.232, 0.083-0.644).
Conclusion and recommendation:-Age at first marriage, antenatal care attendance, number of visits for antenatal care, planning of pregnancy, choice of husband to place of delivery and his educational status, and mode of transport used to reach health facility were the significant predictors of choice of delivery place. Therefore, women and partner education, inter sectorial collaboration, availing youth friendly services at all health units and equipping health posts are recommended.
Keywords: Nunu Kumba, Place of delivery, Child bearing age Women, East Wollega