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The influence of socio-economic status on family planning practice as viewed by health workers in Baruten local government area of Kwara state

 Department: Health Information Management  
 By: usericon iamjahmeyou  

 Project ID: 5618
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Abstract
High population growth is common in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, just as it is the case with other informal settlements. This situation has led to increasing in poor living standards with the affected population lacking basic amenities such as food, water, shelter, medical care and education among others. It sought to establish the influence that education, poverty and cultural practices and taboos had on the adoption of modern family planning practice in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. This was done through the use of interview schedules and guides from 95 Health Workers in Primary Health Care in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State who had special knowledge on the subject matter. The study used cluster sampling. Secondary data was obtained from document analysis and multi-media sources. The data obtained was analyzed using SPSS V.17 and presented in tables, quotations and figures. The study established that low levels of education in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State had a negative impact on the practice of family planning. It was also observed that poverty negatively impacted the practice of family planning in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. The study concluded that for there to be an effective strategy for the adoption of modern family planning in in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, low education levels, poverty and cultural beliefs and taboos must be addressed first. There is an urgent need to decentralize the provision of modern contraceptives in the community. Through this, access to these can be improved. It is also important to educate community members on the benefits of planned fertility to the family. Keywords: Family, Family Planning, Practice, Modern, Socio-Economic, Influence, Status, Health Workers and Contraceptives ...
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