Factors Influencing Adolescent Utilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Amenfi West District Of The Western Region

ABSTRACT Introduction: Adolescent pregnancies are high risk obstetric occurrences. Antenatal care (ANC) provides opportunities to recognize and treat obstetric complications, enhancing the pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies. Objective: The purpose of the study is to identify factors influencing adolescents' utilization of ANC services in Amenfi West. Methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive research design was adopted, using structured questionnaire to collect data. Purposive, non-probability sampling was used to collect data from 180 pregnant adolescents’ and adolescent nursing mothers from antenatal clinics and postnatal clinics. Factors such as socio-economic and demographic, knowledge about ANC, quality of ANC services, were examined to ascertain if they influence adolescent mothers' utilization of ANC. Data analysis was carried out using STATA and results presented in a form of tables, graphs chart. A Chi- square test was done between the independent variable and the dependent variable. The P value is interpreted based on a 95% confidence level. Results: The findings show that all respondents have visited antenatal clinic but only 97 (53.9%) made 4 or more ANC visit attendance. There was a significant association between staff attitude and antenatal clinic attendance (p

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APA

KPARU, F (2021). Factors Influencing Adolescent Utilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Amenfi West District Of The Western Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-adolescent-utilization-of-antenatal-care-services-in-amenfi-west-district-of-the-western-region

MLA 8th

KPARU, FELIX "Factors Influencing Adolescent Utilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Amenfi West District Of The Western Region" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-adolescent-utilization-of-antenatal-care-services-in-amenfi-west-district-of-the-western-region. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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KPARU, FELIX . "Factors Influencing Adolescent Utilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Amenfi West District Of The Western Region". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-adolescent-utilization-of-antenatal-care-services-in-amenfi-west-district-of-the-western-region >.

Chicago

KPARU, FELIX . "Factors Influencing Adolescent Utilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Amenfi West District Of The Western Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-adolescent-utilization-of-antenatal-care-services-in-amenfi-west-district-of-the-western-region