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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2016;20(2):132-139.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2016.20.2.132    Published online May 31, 2016.
Factors Affecting to Mother's Prenatal Care Utilization in Democratic Republic of Congo - Focused on Kenge, Boko Health Zone -
Hyeli Lee1, Eun Woo Nam1, Ae Young So2
1Department of Health Administration, The Graduate School, Yonsei University, Korea
2Department of Nursing, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea
콩고민주공화국 모성의 산전관리 서비스 이용 영향 요인 - Kenge, Boko 보건구역을 중심으로 -
이혜리1, 남은우1, 소애영2
1연세대학교 대학원 보건행정학과
2강릉원주대학교 간호학과
Correspondence:  Hyeli Lee,
Email: ewnam@yonsei.ac.kr
Abstract
Purpose
This study aims to identify factors affecting more than four times prenatal care utilization among reproductive aged women in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Methods
This was a cross sectional study conducted in Democratic Republic of Congo in July, 2014. Survey was done among 494 respondents, data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0.
Results
Multiple logistic regression showed an association between age (OR:1.037) in predisposing factor, women who have health insurance in their household (OR:2.876) and timing of first prenatal visit (OR:7.148) in enabling factors and number of delivery 3~5 times (OR:0.587) more than 6 times (OR:0.357) in need factor with more than four times prenatal visits.
Conclusion
Maternal health improvement interventions should focus on education for women who are younger and multiparous. Early detection of pregnancy and encourage to visit in first trimester are needed. Finally, introduction of the health insurance system is important to minimize cost of out of pocket.
Key Words: Democratic Republic of Congo, prenatal care, pregnancy
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