African Journal of Applied Statistics

Quantitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Optimum Utilization of Antenatal Health Services Among Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria

Abiodun Moses ADETOKUNBO and Adefemi Tajudeen ADENIRAN

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Antenatal Care (ANC) among pregnant women is one of the greatest important factors in reducing maternal morbidity, mortality, birth injuries and other puerperal issues. In this paper, the factors affecting utilization of ANC services, the availability of these services, the women perception towards it, the level of awareness, the attendance rate, the sources and types of information on antenatal care services among women of reproductive age were investigated. Descriptive analysis tools such as tables, pie and bar charts was used for the presentation of socio-demographic and other covariate for research purposes. The test of hypotheses (test of association) between women use of ANC health-services and some demographic variables such as age, education, spouse education, religion and others was also carried out at 5% level of significance.


Les soins prénatals chez les femmes enceintes sont l'un des facteurs les plus importants de la réduire la morbidité maternelle, la mortalité, les traumatismes à la naissance et d'autres problèmes de la puerpérale. Dans le présent article, les facteurs affectant l'utilisation des services de soins prénatals, la disponibilité de ces services, la perception des femmes à son égard, le niveau de sensibilisation, le taux de participation, les sources et types d'informations sur les services de soins prénatals chez les femmes des âge de procréer sont été étudiés. Les outls d'analyse descriptive tels que les tableaux, lees diagrammes à secteurs et à barres sont utilisés pour la présentation des variables sociodémographiques et de recherche. Des tests d'hypothèses sous forme de tests d'association entre l'utilisation par les femmes des services de santé des soins prenatals et certaines variables démographiques telles que l'âge, l'éducation, la formation du conjoint, la religion, etc, sont abordés à un seuil de signification de 5%.

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Afr. J. Appl. Stat., Volume 6, Number 1 (2019), 537-550.

First available in Project Euclid: 17 May 2019

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Primary: 11-Hxx 62-02: Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) 62PXX 62P20: Applications to economics [See also 91Bxx]

antenatal care morbidity mortality maternal health puerperal


ADETOKUNBO, Abiodun Moses; ADENIRAN, Adefemi Tajudeen. Quantitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Optimum Utilization of Antenatal Health Services Among Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria. Afr. J. Appl. Stat. 6 (2019), no. 1, 537--550. doi:10.16929/ajas/2019.537.229.

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