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Research Paper | Geography | Nigeria | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018
Utilization of Antenatal and Obstetric Care Services in Kano North Senatorial District, Kano State
Muazu J | Nguru AI
Abstract: This study examined the temporal patterns of Antenatal care, causes of maternal complications among the pregnant women in Kano north and maternal mortality rate. A retrospective study using hospital records on Antenatal care attendance, live hospital delivery, major obstetric complications, age at death and maternal mortality ratio were retrieved. The study covered three general hospitals and two basic health care in Kano North senatorial district, the data used is from January 2010 to December 2015 (6 years periods). The data collected was analyzed for the patterns of antenatal care attendance, hospital live delivery, age at death, obstetric complications and maternal mortality ratio. There were 114, 342 antenatal attendance, 42, 178 live deliveries and 361 maternal deaths with average maternal mortality ratio of 856 per 100, 000 live births. The major obstetric complications causing maternal death is eclampsia recorded about 49.7 % among women who delivered, both antenatal care attendance and hospital deliveries were observed to have irregular pattern.
Keywords: Antenatal, Maternal Mortality, Obstetric Care, Eclampsia
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,
Pages: 75 - 80