Socio-cultural factors in maternal morbidity and mortality : a study of a semi-urban community in southern Nigeria.
Study objective-To understand community based or socio-cultural factors that determine maternal morbidity and mortality in a semi-urban setting.
Design-The study is an exploratory multidisciplinary operations research and the instruments were focus groups and interviews.
Setting-Ekpoma, a semi-urban community with a population of 70 000 in central part of Edo state in southern Nigeria.
Participants-Thirteen groups of women, two groups of men, and two groups of traditional birth attendants.
Result-There is a fairly good knowledge of haemorrhage but this is circumscibed by attitudes, practices, and situations that keep women away from or delay the decision to seek modern obstetric care.
Conclusions-For a fuller understanding of maternal morbidity and mortality, it is important to consider factors outside the hospital and formal medical practice.
Furthermore, a change of existing knowledge, attitudes, practices, and situations can be enhanced through modelling on them.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Mortalité, Taux, Mère, Gestation, Aspect social, Aspect culturel, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Nigéria, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Mortality, Rate, Mother, Pregnancy, Social aspect, Cultural aspect, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, Nigeria, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0271876
Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 27/11/1998.