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Title: Determinants of antenatal healthcare utilisation by pregnant women in third trimester in peri-urban Ghana
Authors: Akowuah, Jones Asafo
Agyei-Baffour, Peter
Awunyo-Vitor, Dadson
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2018
Publisher: Hindawi
Citation: Asafo, A.J.,Agyei-BaffourP., and Awunyo-Vitor D(2018) Determinants of Antenatal Healthcare Utilisation by Pregnant women in third trimester in peri-urban Ghana.Journal of Tropical MedicineVol.2018, Article ID 1673517, 8 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1673517
Abstract: Access to quality healthcare still remains a major challenge in the efforts at reversing maternal morbidity and mortality. Despite theavailability of established maternal health interventions, the health of the expectant mother and the unborn child remains poor dueto low utilisation of interventions. The study examined the socioeconomic determinants of antenatal care utilisation in peri-urbanGhana using pregnant women who are in their third trimester. Two-stage sampling technique was used to sample 200 pregnantwomen who were in their third trimester from the District Health Information Management System software. Well-structuredquestionnaire was the instrument used to collect data from respondents. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics includingbinary logit regression model were used to analyse the data with the help of SPSS and STATA software. The results showed varyingutilisation levels of ANC. From the regression result, age, household size, and occupational status were identified as the importantsocioeconomic determinants of antenatal care utilisation among the respondents. The important system factors which influenceantenatal care utilisation by the respondents are distance to ANC, quality of service, and service satisfaction. The study concludesthat socioeconomic and health system factors are important determinants of antenatal care utilisation. Stepping up of interventionsaimed at improving the socioeconomic status and addressing health system and proximity challenges could be helpful in improvingantenatal care utilisation by pregnant women in Ghana.
Description: An article published by Hindawi and also available at https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1673517
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12702
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