Patterns of pre-pregnancy care usage among reproductive age women in kedah, malaysia

Rozaimah Abu Talib, Idayu Badilla Idris, Rosnah Sutan, Norizan Ahmad, Norehan Abu Bakar

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Background: This cross-sectional was aimed to assess the prevalence of pre-pregnancy care services usage and its determinant factors among women of reproductive age in Kedah, Malaysia. Methods: Overall, 1347 respondents who attended 24 government health clinics, were chosen using systematic multistage random sampling. A validated self-administered questionnaire which consisted of sections including socio-demographic characteristics, social support, knowledge on pre-pregnancy care, perception on risk of pregnancy, health status, as well as intention and awareness on pre-pregnancy care services were distributed. Results: The prevalence of utilization of pre-pregnancy care services was still low i.e. 44.0%. Bivariate and multivariate analysis showed consistent significant level between all factors and pre-pregnancy care usage except for family planning practice. The factors that showed significant difference with the usage of pre-pregnancy care services were age of more than 35 (P<0.001), high education level (P<0.001), non-working mothers (P<0.001), multipara (P=0.001), awareness on the existence of pre-pregnancy care services in government health facilities (P<0.001), intention to use the services (P=0.0030), having medical illness (P=0.005), having social support (P=0.001), high knowledge (P<0.001), and positive perception (P<0.001). Conclusion: Low usage of pre-pregnancy care services can be improved through health screening on reproductive-aged women with positive determinant factors at the triage level in integrated clinics. Information and knowledge on pre-pregnancy services should be disseminated among community members through various means including roadshows and pre-wedding workshops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1702
Number of pages9
JournalIranian Journal of Public Health
Volume47
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2018

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Malaysia
Pregnancy
Social Support
Education
Family Practice
Triage
Health Facilities
Health
Family Planning Services
Health Status
Multivariate Analysis
Mothers
Demography

Keywords

  • Determinant
  • Pre-pregnancy care services
  • Usage

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Patterns of pre-pregnancy care usage among reproductive age women in kedah, malaysia. / Abu Talib, Rozaimah; Idris, Idayu Badilla; Sutan, Rosnah; Ahmad, Norizan; Abu Bakar, Norehan.

In: Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 47, No. 11, 29.10.2018, p. 1694-1702.

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Abu Talib, Rozaimah ; Idris, Idayu Badilla ; Sutan, Rosnah ; Ahmad, Norizan ; Abu Bakar, Norehan. / Patterns of pre-pregnancy care usage among reproductive age women in kedah, malaysia. In: Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 47, No. 11. pp. 1694-1702.
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