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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Economics and Social Science
Title Maternal health clinic attendance in the Awutu-Senya District, Ghana
Author(s)
Volume 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 65-81
URL http://www.themagicdad.com/IJESS/v5_IJESS_2015.pdf#page=65
Abstract
In Ghana, to improve maternal healthcare a nationwide health insurance and free antenatal and
delivery services have been introduced. Using the delays model, this paper discusses the role of
socio-cultural factors in the use of clinics. The administrative capital was purposively sampled in addition
to two randomly selected communities. The study targeted women who gave birth between September 2007
and September 2009. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select 246
respondents.
It was found out that there was no association between attendance at clinics for antenatal care and
residence but there was a significant relationship between attendance at clinics for postnatal care and
residence. A significant relationship between supervised delivery and level of education was established. In
spite of the interventions attendance at clinics for antenatal and postnatal care is low. The Ghana Health
Service should pay particular attention to the socio-cultural environment to promote safe motherhood

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