Late antenatal care booking and its predictors among pregnant women in South Western Nigeria

Adekanle, D.A. and Isawumi, A.I. (2008) Late antenatal care booking and its predictors among pregnant women in South Western Nigeria. Online Journal Of Health And Allied Sciences, 7 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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Introduction: Antenatal care is concerned mainly with prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of general medical and pregnancy associated disorders. For it to be meaningful, early booking is recommended, however, late booking is still a major problem. Objective: To determine the prevalence of late booking in our environment and factors related to it. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study using structured interviewer assisted questionnaires. Results: Mean gestational age at booking was 20.3±6.2 weeks. Prevalence of late entry to antenatal care was 82.6%. Maternal education and age remained significant factors influencing late booking. Conclusion: Late booking is still a major problem in this part of the world. Public enlightenment, health education coupled with women empowerment would be helpful in reducing the problem

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antenatal care, Late booking, Gestational age, Risk factors, Prevalence, Western Nigeria
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy > Pregnancy Outcome
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Physiological Processes > Growth and Embryonic Development
Therapeutics > Patient Care
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy
Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications > Pregnancy Complications
Geographic Locations > Africa > Africa South of the Sahara > Africa, Western > Nigeria
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Statistics > Probability > Risk > Risk Factors
ID Code:2868
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:26 May 2008

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