Home About Us Writing a Scientific Article Author's Instruction Contact us
 

MERIT RESEARCH JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES (MRJMMS) (ISSN: 2354-323X)

 
 

/  /    MRJMMS Home   /   /    About MRJMMS    /  /    Submit Manuscripts    /  /      Call For Articles      / /     Editorial Board     / /    Archive     / /    Author's Guide  /  /

 
 


May 2022 Vol. 10 No.5

Other viewing option


Abstract
Full text
Reprint (PDF) (117 KB)

Search Pubmed for articles by:
 

Aina SI
Alebiosu EO

Other links:
PubMed Citation
Related articles in PubMed


































































































































































































































































































































































 

Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 10(5) pp. 158-163, May, 2022 

Copyright © 2022 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6585344


Original Research Article

Occupation and Income as Determinants of Uptake of Antenatal Care Services Among Pregnant Women in Olorunda Local Government Area, Oyo State

 
 
 

AINA, Stephen Ileoye1* (Ph.D), OMOLADE Akinmade Olatunde2 (M.Ed.), ALEBIOSU, Emmanuel Olorunleke3 (Ph.D.)

 

1Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
2Department of Physical and Health Education, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education Noforija Epe Lagos State
3Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: ainaileoye@gmail.com
Tel.: +234 8033736296
 
Received: 21 April 2022  I  Accepted: 22 May 2022  I  Published: 27 May 2022  I  Article ID: MRJMMS22048
Copyright © 2022 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Abstract

 

Antenatal care determines maternal and child death rate and is also one of the important aspects of maternal care which can adequately preserve the health of the mother and child if well taken. This study therefore examines Occupation and Income as Determinants of Uptake of Antenatal Care Services Among Pregnant Women in Olorunda Local Government Area, Oyo State. The objectives of the study were to examine occupation and income level as determinants of uptake of antenatal care services among pregnant women in Olorunda Local Government Area, Oyo State. Descriptive research design of the survey type was used for the study. Population for the study comprised all pregnant women in Olorunda Local Government Area, Oyo State. Proportionate and simple random sampling technique was used to select 406 respondents. A researcher designed a questionnaire which was validated and tested for reliability which yielded a coefficient of r = .88 through a split-half method using Cronbach-alpha. A researcherís designed questionnaire was administered and collected by the researcher with three trained research assistants. The inferential statistics of Anova was used to analyse the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed occupation with (calculated F. value = 0.446 > P.value = 0.640 degree of freedom =2, 497); level of income with (calculated F. value = 4.307 > P. value = 0.101 degree of freedom =2, 497). It was concluded from the study that farmer/artisans pregnant women uptake antenatal care services more than others in the occupation group and medium income level pregnant women uptake antenatal care services more than others in income level group. Based on the conclusion, the following recommendations were made: pregnant women, irrespective of their occupation should uptake antenatal care services by attending health talks and obey them to improve their lifestyle during pregnancy for easy delivery and support from NGOs and the state government would enable pregnant women who cannot afford antenatal care services uptake it as well.

Keywords: Antenatal care services, Occupation, Level of income and Pregnant women


















 































 



 









 















































 
























 







 








 





















 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

Merit Research Journals© 2022 || Advertisement | Privacy policy.