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Table 3 Percent distribution of reasons for non-use of a PHC facility for antenatal and delivery care - 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 = 97) (n = 21) (n = 76) (n = 532) (n = 243) (n = 289)
Cost too much 7(7.2) 0(0.0) 7(9.2) 48(9.0) 14(5.8) 34(11.8)
Facility not open 12(12.3) 0(0.0) 11(14.5) 46(8.6) 4(1.6) 42(14.5)
No provider in the Facility 17(17.5) 3(14.3) 14(18.4) 64(12.0) 26(10.7) 38(13.1)
Facility too far 8(8.2) 2(9.5) 6(7.9) 62(11.7) 33(13.6) 29(10.0)
No transport to Facility 5(5.2) 0(0.0) 5(6.6) 21(3.9) 8(3.3) 13(4.5)
Poor quality service 17(17.5) 10(47.6) 7(9.2) 104(19.5) 67(27.6) 37(12.8)
Husband did not allow 10(10.3) 3(14.3) 7(9.2) 27(5.1) 10(4.1) 17(5.9)
Family did not allow 4(4.1) 2(9.5) 2(2.6) 9(1.7) 5(2.1) 4(1.4)
No time because baby came suddenly 33(6.3) 13(5.3) 20(6.9)
My culture forbids 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 5(0.9) 0(0.0) 5(1.7)
No Security 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 2(0.4) 1(0.4) 1(0.3)
No PHC facility 4(4.1) 0(0.0) 4(5.3) 20(3.8) 1(0.4) 19(6.6)
Prefer home delivery/TBA 2(2.1) 0(0.0) 2(2.6)
Choice 5(0.9) 5(2.1) 0(0.0)
Had complications 2(0.4) 2(0.8) 0(0.0)
Dislike PHC 8(1.5) 4(1.6) 4(1.4)
Referred 5(0.9) 5(2.1) 0(0.0)
aOther 12(12.4) 1(4.8) 11(14.5) 71(13.3) 45(18.5) 26(9.0)
Test of proportions p = 0.0001 p = 0.3889
  1. aOther includes reasons such as dislike for injection/hospital, no money, nothing, and fear among others