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Socio-Demographic Determinants of Health Care Programme Usage by Women During Pregnancy and Child-Birth in ADO-ODO/OTA Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria

Azuh, Dominic, Nwaubani, Okechukwu O., Ugwuanyi, Benedict E.
Abstract


This study sought to determine the socio-demographic factors responsible for health-care programme usage by women during pregnancy and child-birth in a developing country like Nigeria, especially in Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. Three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample size of two hundred and sixty (260) respondents were selected from five rural wards in the Local Government Area using the stratified random sampling technique. A face to face structured interview and focus group discussion were used for data collection. Content analysis and the econometric bivariate regression model were used for both qualitative and quantitative data analyses respectively. The hypothesis formulated for the study was tested using ANOVA. A total of eleven independent variables were used for computing the regression equation/model. Data analyses yielded eight findings which showed the significant factors that determine health-care programme usage by pregnant women. These are level of educational attainment, distance to health-care facility, male domination womens perpetual dependence on men, poverty and so on. These findings were exhaustively discussed and some appropriate policy implications and recommendations outlined.

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