International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Assessment of childbirth complications associated with women of reproductive age in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria
Dr. Akorede Seun Nurudeen
The study investigated the childbirth complications associated with women of reproductive age in Ilorin metropolis. Relevant literature from different authorities, agencies and scholars were reviewed. Some of the areas reviewed include the definition, causes and implication associated with women reproductive. Two research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design method of research was used for the study. The population used for the study consists of women of childbearing age in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. Simple random sampling techniques were used to select three hundred and eighty-four respondents for the study. The instrument used for this study to collect data was a constructed questionnaire which was validated and tested for the reliability. The researcher administered the instrument with the research assistants; the data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency count, percentage, inferential statistics of one sample t-test and regression analysis was used to analyse the hypotheses set for the study at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The finding of this study shows that: Childbirth complication among women of childbearing age in Ilorin metropolis is significant in Ilorin metropolis, Women of childbearing age differ in childbearing complication based on education and level of income. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that Childbirth complications are prominent among women of childbearing age in Ilorin metropolis and Childbirth complications among women of childbearing age in Ilorin metropolis differ based on their age and level of income. However, in the cases of marital status and level of education, it does not differ. Therefore, it was recommended that Health care services should be made available to women at risk of having pregnancy and childbirth complications to avoid fatal outcomes during pregnancy or delivery and The Federal government should involve women of childbearing age in Ilorin metropolis about complications associated with childbirth and how to take proper and necessary care of themselves no matter their age or level of income.