Objective: This aim to study the factors associated with ANC late booking in pregnant women who are receiving services at 4 centers hospital in Vientiane. Research design and Method: A descriptive Cross-sectional study questionnaire base survey was conducted. Data were collected during 26 February to 23 March 2018 The required sample size was 217 respondents and divided to 4 group using cluster sampling. Result: Among 217 pregnant women in this study 72 (33.18 %) of respondents started ANC service late. While teenage pregnancy 15.67 %. Moreover, 161(74.81%) of the respondents were had high educate. Half of respondents did not have awareness of ANC starting time (53.46 %). Majorly of the respondents 205(94.47%) had family support to ANC service. After adjusted for other factors, the study found that
timing of ANC booking was 6.96 times ( ) more likely to start ANC late
than timing of ANC booking.
In Laos, the implementation of the health development plan from 2011 to 2015 shows that there are improvements in various areas; such as better maternal mortality rates reduce from 300 to 100,000 to 260 / 100,000 people. However, it is also a challenge to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. From the Review of the Maternal and Child
Health Promotion Policy our Target in 2020 for ANC is 85%. One survey reports ANC late booking were 17% in Vientiane province 2014. Further understanding on possible factors that may be associated with late ANC booking in Laos is even more limited. We aimed to investigate factors that may be associated with late ANC booking in Laos.