Knowledge, Perception and Practice of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness among Pregnant Women Attending a Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Sokoto, Nigeria

E Yunusa, K Awosan, K Tunau, R Mainasara, A Dangusau, M Garba
2017 Asian Journal of Medicine and Health  
Maternal mortality is a global public health challenge; developing regions account for approximately 99% (302,000) of the global maternal deaths in 2015, and sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for roughly 66% (201,000), followed by South Asia (66,000). Birth preparedness has been identified as an effective intervention for reversing the prevailing trend. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, perception and practice of birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) among pregnant
more » ... en in Sokoto, Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 408 pregnant women (selected by systematic sampling technique) attending antenatal care (ANC) clinic of
doi:10.9734/ajmah/2017/36705 fatcat:vr2wvug7onbzjmipcvsv5ww5he