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SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING THE UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN AMUWO-ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Akanbi, M. A. and Azuh, Dominic E. and Adekola, Paul Oluwatomipe and Olawole-Isaac, A. and EJIEGBU, CHIAMAKA JENNIFER (2015) SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING THE UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN AMUWO-ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences , 3 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2348-0521 (Submitted)

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Abstract

The use of maternal healthcare services reduces maternal mortality, which is unimaginably high in Nigeria. Therefore, this study investigates the socio-economic factors influencing the utilization of maternal healthcare services in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state, Nigeria. Each of the socioeconomic factors of women and their spouses which include: income, occupation, education and culture were examined. Primary data was gathered through administration of questionnaires in the study. A total sample size of 230 respondents was selected. The univariate, bivariate, chi-square test and Analyses of variance (ANOVA) were employed in order to identify the influence of socio-economic variables on the use of maternal health care services in the study. Findings from Chi-square analyses depict that respondents’ income (p=0.000), culture (p=0.000) and educational status (p=0.000) have significant influences on the use of maternal healthcare services in the study. Further results from one-way ANOVA reveal that respondents’ occupational status (p=0.011) has significant influence on the use of maternal healthcare services in the study. Therefore, this study recommends that the government should channel more of her resources and attention to ensuring a more sustainable growth of women’s socio-economic status in Nigerian society. Keyword: Maternal healthcare services, utilization, socio-economic factors

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: DR MOSES AYOKUNLE AKANBI
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 14:30
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4318

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