Table 2

Variations in indicators of use of maternal and child health services, by selected individual, household and community characteristics.

Characteristics

n

Percent reporting use of:


Antenatal care

Medical personnel at delivery

Postnatal care


Individual Factors

Education

None

1013

37.1

17.7

19.3

Primary

537

74.3

51.5

49.3

Secondary

501

84.6

75.8

67.6

Post-secondary

107

95.3

93.4

83.2

Age at Last Birth

15 -- 19

351

46.7

29.0

28.8

20 -- 24

546

58.2

37.5

36.1

25 -- 29

546

69.2

53.5

50.3

30 -- 34

367

68.1

50.9

49.0

35 -- 39

218

56.4

43.6

40.8

40 +

130

52.3

43.1

36.1

Ethnic Group

Hausa

656

37.5

15.2

18.0

Yoruba

313

91.4

81.4

70.9

Igbo

221

87.3

78.7

73.7

Fulani

136

41.9

17.6

27.2

Kanuri

66

27.3

22.7

24.2

Others

766

65.4

48.2

43.5

Child's rank of birth

1 -- 2

750

64.8

49.3

45.7

3 +

1408

57.9

40.2

38.8

Attitudes towards family planning

Approve

1097

77.7

61.4

57.9

Disapprove

1061

42.2

24.7

23.9

Ideal family size

Provided a numeric response

1122

74

61.0

55.1

Provided a non-numeric response (Up to God, etc.)

1036

45.4

24.3

26.0

Household Factors

Household socio-economic status

Very poor

440

27.9

13.2

17.0

Poor

466

44.0

24.9

22.3

Medium

394

62.4

39.8

38.8

Rich

431

80.0

64.7

58.4

Very rich

427

89.4

76.6

71.4

Community Factors

Type of Place of Residence

Rural

1495

49.3

32.1

31.4

Urban

663

84.9

68.8

63.3

Community media saturation

Low

858

35.1

18.4

18.4

Medium

692

67.6

45.2

45.8

High

608

87.5

76.6

68.1

Prevalence of small family norm in community

Low (0 -- 10%)

927

35.7

15.6

19.6

Medium (11 -- 30%)

663

68.5

48.7

45.1

High (< 30%)

568

90.8

82.6

71.8

State-level Factors

Average number of people to a PHC in the state of residence

Small (< 5500)

737

71.5

52.4

47.5

Medium (5500 -- 9000)

705

60.0

46.8

44.2

Large (> 9000)

716

49.0

30.8

31.7

All Respondents

2158

60.3

43.4

41.2


Source: Nigerian National HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey, 2005; Data on the ration of people to a Primary Health Center (PHC) came from the 2006 Core Welfare Indicator Questionnaire Survey, a national survey conducted by the Nigeria Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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