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Factors associated with child mortality among antenatal care attendees in Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Azuh, Dominic E. and Azuh, Akunna E. and Oladosu, Muyiwa and Ewetan, O. O. and Bowale, Ebenezer I.K and Samuel, Gbemisola W. and Olaoye, Olusegun Peter (2021) Factors associated with child mortality among antenatal care attendees in Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health November, 25 (5). pp. 116-125.

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The study examined the determinants of child mortality among attendees at a government health care facility in Ado-Odo/Ota in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study, based on a descriptive cross-sectional study, used a mixed-methods research approach and utilized an interviewer-administered structured pretested questionnaire. A total of 1350 respondents constituted the sample size. Data analysis consisted of descriptive and regression analysis with STATA Version 12. Furthermore, the study employed focus group discussions to reinforce the quantitative results of the investigation. Results showed the place of delivery (P = 0.000), distance from house to health facility (P = 0.022), immunization status (P = 0.000), duration of breastfeeding (P = 0.000), cost of treatment at the health facility (P = 0.627), household waste disposal practice (P = 0.000), and ever used oral rehydration solution (P = 0.000) as being significantly associated with child mortality. The study created awareness of behavioral practices affecting child mortality and insights on possible interventions for reducing child mortality. We conclude that community-based educational strategies and the improvement of health facilities will reduce child mortality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child mortality, SDG 3, institutional health care, intervention, focus group discussions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2022 10:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022 10:03

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