ESTIMATION OF MATERNAL MORTALITY USING THE INDIRECT SISTERHOOD METHOD IN FIKA L.G.A., YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.

ESTIMATION OF MATERNAL MORTALITY USING THE INDIRECT SISTERHOOD METHOD IN FIKA L.G.A., YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.

  • The Complete Research Material is averagely 99 pages long and it is in Ms Word Format, it has 1-5 Chapters.
  • Major Attributes are Abstract, All Chapters, Figures, Appendix, References.
  • Study Level: BTech, BSc, BEng, BA, HND, ND or NCE.
  • Full Access Fee: ₦7,000

Get the complete project » Instant Download Active

ABSTRACT

Context

Lack of reliable and timely population-based data is one of the major constraints

in the planning, management and evaluation of programmes aimed at reducing the levels

of maternal mortality. The study area, Fika Local Government Area, is a rural L.G.A.

with hilly and rocky terrain and poor road network. In addition to a small number of

private chemists, government health facilities for the L.G.A. include one general hospital

and a number of Primary Health Care Facilities, dispensaries and health posts. Most

people are subsistence farmers. Houses mainly have thatched roofs and mud walls and

often have inadequate water supply and poorwaste disposal.

The aims and objective of the study wass to ascertain the level of maternal

mortality, the lifetime risk of dying from maternal causes and the proportional maternal

mortality rate among women of childbearing age group in Fika L.G.A. and, in light of the

study, make recommendations on strategies for the prevention of maternal mortality.

Methodology

In this study the indirect sisterhood method which is comparatively easy, reliable

and cost effective community based cross sectional descriptive study was used to

estimate the maternal mortality ratio in Fika L.G.A., a rural L.G.A. in Yobe state using a

sample of 4,093 male and female respondents aged 15-49 years selected from 4 villages

by three staged cluster sampling. The mean age of the respondents was 33.5 ± 9.8 years,

31.6 ± 9.5 years for the female respondents and 35.8 ± 9.7 for the male respondents.

12


The study collected data by means of four questions about the death of adult

sisters based on the assumption that among siblings that survive to adulthood at least one

becomes a principal source of information on all his or her sisters who have reached

reproductive age.

Results

The study showed that the maternal mortality ratio among the study population

was 3,200/100,000 Live births, the proportional maternal death to the total deaths from

all causes for women of reproductive age is 46.5% and the overall lifetime risk of dying a

maternal death by the end of reproductive period is 0.181 or 1 in every 6 women.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the level of maternal mortality ratio and estimated lifetime risk of

dying a maternal death were found to be very high in Fika L.G.A. It is therefore

recommended that community involvement in the planning, implementation and

supervision of reproductive health services and the integration of reproductive health

services into existing health programmes especially at the primary health care level as

well as provision of good communication systems, emergency transportation and women

empowerment educationally, economically, socially, and politically will increase access

to family planning information and services, skilled attendance at delivery, emergency

obstetric care, prevention and management of abortion complications, better reproductive

health care for adolescents and the prevention and early management of sexually

transmitted infections including HIV/AIDs, which will greatly reduce and maternal

13


mortality and morbidity. Reducing maternal mortality will also require the protection and

promotion of a range of women’s rights over a long period of time.

14


CHAPTER ONE

1.1       Introduction


You either get what you want or your money back. T&C Apply





Share a Comment


You can find more project topics easily, just search

Quick Project Topic Search