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Late Antenatal Care Booking And Its Predictors Among Pregnant Women In South Western Nigeria

Adekanle, DA and Isawumi, AI (2008) Late Antenatal Care Booking And Its Predictors Among Pregnant Women In South Western Nigeria. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Introduction: Antenatal care is concerned mainly with prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of general medical and pregnancy associated disorders. For it to be meaningful, early booking is recommended, however, late booking is still a major problem. Objective: To determine the prevalence of late booking in our environment and factors related to it. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study using structured interviewer assisted questionnaires. Results: Mean gestational age at booking was 20.3±6.2 weeks. Prevalence of late entry to antenatal care was 82.6%. Maternal education and age remained significant factors influencing late booking. Conclusion: Late booking is still a major problem in this part of the world. Public enlightenment, health education coupled with women empowerment would be helpful in reducing the problem

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Antenatal care, Late booking, Gestational age, Risk factors
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6084
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:02 Jun 2008 01:36
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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