Abstract

The study assessed the factors influencing the utilization of Maternal Healthcare Centers (MHC) for delivery among pregnant women attending ante-natal care in Ikenne, Ogun state, Nigeria. A total of 96 respondents were selected from 5 MHC for the study using the multistage sampling procedure. All the women were monitored till delivery. Furthermore, 48 (50%) of the respondents were randomly chosen and exposed to motivational telephone calls for 6 weeks preceding delivery dates. Structured questionnaire was used to gather data which were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. All analyses were measured at p≤0.05 level of significance. Results showed that most of the women were between 30 and 34 years old, had up to secondary education, recorded parity of 1-2 while timing of first visit was between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation and number of Ante-natal visits were ≥ 4. Monthly income was generally less than N16,000 (~$80). Some 52% of the women gave fair rating for the services received from the healthcare workers and 58% used the MHC for delivery. However, 84% of those who received telephone calls used MHC for delivery while 59% of those who did not received telephone calls used MHC for delivery.

How to Cite
AGBEDE, G.N. D. AJA, P.S OWOLABI, C.O.. Factors Influencing Pregnant Womens Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services for Delivery in Ogun State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], nov. 2015. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1692>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022.