EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL BARRIERS TO ANTENATAL CARE UTILIZATION AMONG REPRODUCTIVE AGE WOMEN IN WUSHISHI AND ZUNGERU COMMUNITIES IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA: A LOGISTIC REGRESSION APPROACH

International Medical Science Research Journal

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Title EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL BARRIERS TO ANTENATAL CARE UTILIZATION AMONG REPRODUCTIVE AGE WOMEN IN WUSHISHI AND ZUNGERU COMMUNITIES IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA: A LOGISTIC REGRESSION APPROACH
 
Creator Obasohan, Phillips Edomwonyi
Obasohan, Dorcas Nike
Ahmed, Egbako Umar
Toroko, Muhammad Jibril
 
Subject Barriers
Ante Natal Care
Maternal Health Care
Social
Cultural Effect
Wushishi
Zungeru
Niger State
Impediments
logistic regression
 
Description More than 33% of Nigerian pregnant women do not use the Antenatal Care service during pregnancy. In 2015, for instance, World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that only 61% of Nigerian pregnant women had attended ANC at least once during their pregnancy period. Only 51% of these women met the WHO standard of a minimum of 4 visits. This ANC rate is, without doubt, lower than the WHO African region average of 77%. The situation in Wushishi and Zungeru communities of Niger State may not be different. Despite the number of health facilities available in these communities, some women of childbearing age do not access antenatal care. Most times, many of them lose their lives during delivery at home, some end up with complications or lose their babies at births. This situation raised concern why pregnant women do not attend antenatal care in health facilities around them? This paper examined the socio-cultural impediments to accessing antenatal care services among reproductive-aged women in Wushishi and Zungeru Communities of Niger State. We used a Multivariate Logistic Analysis. A total of 150 subjects were involved in this study comprising 83 from Zungeru and 67 from Wushishi. The questionnaire used for data collection was a structured consist of 17 items. The results indicated that ethnicity and preference for traditional birth attendant are major influences to accessing ANC in these communities
 
Publisher International Medical Science Research Journal
 
Date 2020-06-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://fepbl.com/index.php/imsrj/article/view/47
 
Source International Medical Science Research Journal; Vol. 1 No. 4 (2019); 93-100
2707-3408
2707-3394
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://fepbl.com/index.php/imsrj/article/view/47/306
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Phillips Edomwonyi Obasohan, Dorcas Nike Obasohan, Egbako Umar Ahmed, Muhammad Jibril Toroko
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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