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Understand Factors Influencing Accessibility of Pregnant Women to Antenatal Care Services

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Comprehensive maternal health care includes antenatal care. It should provide services to monitor pregnancy progress, advise women about a variety of health issues, and offer preventive treatment like immunization against Tetanus.

Objective: This study aims to evaluate elements that affect the accessibility of prenatal healthcare service.

Methods This cross-sectional hospital-based research was done among pregnant women who were receiving antenatal care and outpatient services at Omdurman Maternity Hospital in Sudan. A total of 185 women participated in the study. To explore the associations between variables, a self-administered questionnaire was used. SPSS software was used for descriptive statistics. Cross tabulations were done with the chi-square test and SPSS software to create crosstabulations.

Result Most pregnant women have access to antenatal services (93.0%). Respondents paid for shipping from and to ANC and also for health care services.

Conclusion: Access to ANC Services, Use of ANC Services and Payment for ANC Services These three genes were found to have a significant impact on the use of ANC service among pregnant women at Omdurman maternity Hospital.



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