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|Title: ||Factors affecting non-use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets among pregnant women in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana|
|Authors: ||Tahiru, Sulemana|
Edusei, Anthony K.
Insecticide Treated Nets
|Issue Date: ||19-Jul-2021|
|Abstract: ||Pregnant women by virtue of their physiological status remain one of the most
vulnerable groups to malaria. Malaria can adversely affect birth outcomes and can
lead to a spontaneous abortion, pre-term labour, low birth weight, and stillbirth.
Pregnancy on its part affects the prognosis of malaria and enhances progression to the
severe form of the disease. The National Malaria Control Program therefore considers
malaria in pregnancy as priority area to address. A total of 400 pregnant women were
selected from Kumasi Metropolis for the study. The study sought to investigate
factors contributing to non-use of LLINs among pregnant women in Kumasi
A cross-sectional design was used. Simple random sampling technique was used to
select 400 respondents. One eligible respondent was selected from each household, in
a household where there were more than one eligible respondent, simple random
sampling was used to select one of them through the ballot method. Data was
collected from pregnant women of all ages irrespective of the gestational age of the
pregnancy at the household level between July and August 2019.
In the study population 400, majority 309 (77.3%) are married women. The results
indicated that 396 (99.0%) have a knowledge on how mosquito transmit malaria from
one person to the other and 4 (1.0%) with no knowledge. Of 400 study population,
258 (81.6%) slept under LLIN the night prior to the study with 58 (18.4%) did not
sleep under LLIN.
There was no significant statistical association between socio-demographic
characteristics and possession of LLIN’s and its use.
The LLIN’s possession and its utilization was encouraging in the Kumasi Metropolis
among pregnant women in the household as a result of free mass distribution of
LLIN’s. National Malaria Control Programme should continue and sustain the free
mass distribution of the LLIN’s to improve on household ownership and utilization|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Disability Studies, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Degree of Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Education. November, 2019|
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