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The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda


Ishmael Kalule-SabitiAcheampong Yaw AmoatengNgake K. M.

School of Research and Post-Graduate Studies, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa


Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of demographic and socio-economic factors on the utilization of maternal health care services using secondary data from the Uganda Demographic Health Survey undertaken in 2006 by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and Macro International Inc., 2007. Results of the analysis showed that level of urbanization affects the utilization of maternal health care services in that urban residents are more likely than their rural counterparts to use such services. In terms of educational attainment, we found a U-shaped relationship between education and use of services with women without education and those with secondary or more education being more likely than those with middle school education to use/have tetanus toxoid injection.

Keywords: utilization, maternal health care services.



Citation: Kalule-Sabiti, I., Yaw Amoateng, A., & M., Ngake K. (2013). The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda. Open Science Repository Sociology, Online(open-access), e70081995. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081995

Received: July 25, 2013

Published: July 30, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Kalule-Sabiti, I., Yaw Amoateng, A., & M., Ngake K. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Kalule-Sabiti, I., Yaw Amoateng, A., & M., Ngake K. (2013). The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda. Open Science Repository Sociology, Online(open-access), e70081995. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081995

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Kalule-Sabiti, Ishmael, Acheampong Yaw Amoateng, and Ngake K. M. “The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda.” Open Science Repository Sociology Online.open-access (2013): e70081995.

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Kalule-Sabiti, Ishmael, Acheampong Yaw Amoateng, and Ngake K. M. “The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda.” Open Science Repository Sociology Online, no. open-access (July 30, 2013): e70081995. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081995.

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Kalule-Sabiti, I., Yaw Amoateng, A. & M., Ngake K., 2013. The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda. Open Science Repository Sociology, Online(open-access), p.e70081995.

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1. Kalule-Sabiti, I., Yaw Amoateng, A. & M., Ngake K. The Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Uganda. Open Science Repository Sociology Online, e70081995 (2013).


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