Factors associated with the quality of antenatal care (ANC) services use in Bahawalpur

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Abstract

A cross sectional study was conducted from October 2016 to February 2017 with the aim to examine the factors affecting the quality of antenatal care (ANC) services being used in Bahawalpur district.

Data was collected using the Stratified cluster sampling technique from 1,650 married women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who had given birth to at least one child in four preceding years. Information regarding socioeconomic aspects and the ANC services used during pregnancy were recorded through interviews. The quality of ANC services being used was measured through constructing an index.

The results from multivariate ordered logistic regression analysis revealed that longer birth interval, gender of the eldest child (female), birth order of the child (as first or second child), number of living sons, the woman’s knowledge about  complications of pregnancy, her prior history of neonatal mortality, her socioeconomic empowerment, and Continuous...

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.645