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Factors Associated with Pregnancy Complications among Childbearing Mothers in Abuja Municipal Area Council..


 The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors associated with pregnancy complications among child bearing mothers in Abuja Municipal Area Council. To achieve the purpose of the study, five specific objectives with corresponding research questions were posed, and three hypotheses postulated. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population for the study. The population for the study comprised of 4080 childbearing mothers drawn from the eight selected Government and private hospitals in Abuja Municipal Area Council, while sample for the study consisted of 422. A 38 item of Factors Associated with Pregnancy Complications among childbearing Mothers Questionnaire (FAPCMQ). The researcher designed questionnaire comprising of five sections (A, B, C, D, and E) was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was validated by five experts from the Department of Health and Physical Education and one from Department of Statistics all of the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Percentages and frequency were used for descriptive analysis of data; chi-square statistics was used for testing of the hull hypotheses at .05 level of significance. The result of the study showed that the following factors are associated with pregnancy complications: age (26-30 years (95%), 21-25 years (92.2%), 31-35years (86.6%), Educational levels that associated with pregnancy complications were inadequate knowledge of pregnancy related complication (51.5%), inadequate knowledge of need for antenatal registration (46.6%). Parity: (57.4%), lack of knowledge of the family planning (53.4%). Lack of the awareness of consequences of miscarriage to the mother’s health (52%). Nutritional factors: (lack of knowledge of the need for calcium in the diet (93.6%), lack of vitamins in the diet (91.7%), lack of protein in the diet (60%), inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables (55.9%). Medical factors: (ectopic pregnancy (92.2%), diabetes (75.5%), haemorrhage (62.3%), abortion (53.4%), Hypertension (51.5%). There was no significant different in age, parity and there were significant difference in some of the factors associated with pregnancy complications according to educational level, nutritional knowledge at the medical factors. It was therefore recommended that mothers of childbearing should be educated and examine during pregnancy early enough medically to avoid pregnancy complications. Pregnancy complications should be treated under health education in primary and secondary school curriculum to educate girl child and medical personnel and health educators.

Project detailsContents
Number of Pages97 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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