Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 655

Full Length Research Paper

Delivery at home and associated factors among women in child bearing age, who gave birth in the preceding two years in Zala Woreda, southern Ethiopia

Bedilu Kucho
  • Bedilu Kucho
  • Mayor of Sawla Town, Demba Gofa Woreda, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Nation Nationalities peoples State, Ethiopia.
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Niguse Mekonnen
  • Niguse Mekonnen
  • School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 26 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 24 March 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017


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