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Table 2 Percent distribution of reasons for using a PHC facility for antenatal and delivery - Number of responses (%)

From: Predictors of women’s utilization of primary health care for skilled pregnancy care in rural Nigeria

  Antenatal care Delivery care
Reason All Esan South East LGA Etsako East LGA All Esan South East LGA Etsako East LGA
(n = 533) (n = 157) (n = 376) (n = 2294) (n = 1303) (n = 991)
Cost not too much 79(14.8) 24(15.3) 55(14.6) 386(16.8) 228(17.5) 158(15.9)
No charges 3(0.6) 2(1.3) 1(0.3) 20(0.9) 16(1.2) 4(0.4)
Facility is always open 43(8.1) 17(10.8) 26(6.9) 236(10.3) 161(12.4) 75(7.6)
Provider are available 75(14.1) 24(15.3) 51(13.6) 375(16.3) 220(16.9) 155(15.6)
Facility Not far from my house 145(27.2) 31(19.7) 114(30.3) 465(20.3) 208(16.0) 257(25.9)
Good quality service 106(19.9) 37(23.6) 69(18.4) 451(19.7) 259(19.9) 192(19.4)
Husband wanted it 54(10.1) 11(7.0) 43(11.4) 193(8.4) 96(7.4) 97(9.8)
Family wanted it 7(1.3) 5(3.2) 2(0.5) 63(2.7) 51(3.9) 12(1.2)
Adequate security 5(0.9) 5(3.2) 0(0.0) 43(1.9) 37(2.8) 6(0.6)
Baby’s health/safety 7(1.3) 0 (0.0) 7(1.9) 14(0.6) 0(0.0) 14(1.4)
No other facility 10(0.4) 9(0.7) 1(0.1)
a Other 9(1.7) 1(0.6) 8(2.1) 38(1.7) 18(1.4) 20(2.0)
Test of proportions p = 0.0000 p = 0.0070
  1. aOther includes reasons such as nothing, nice matron, works in a PHC, relative works there, to get birth certificate, and it is not necessary among others