Attitude and Practice of Males towards Antenatal Care in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Akintaro Opeyemi Akinpelu, Olabisi Isaiah Oluwaseyi


This study examined attitude and practice of males towards antenatal care in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used for this study and the instrument for data collection is self developed questionnaire in four-point Likert scale format with reliability coefficient of 0.76. Men of reproductive age in Saki metropolis formed the population for this study while the total sample for the study is one hundred and twenty (120) men of reproductive age. Three hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 alpha level using inferential statistics of Chi-Square. The result showed, among other findings, that there is significant relationship between men’s level of education and their participation in antenatal care. Consequent upon this, it was recommended that improved strategies hinged on enlightenment and orientation of men should be developed.

Key words: antenatal care, male involvement, maternal health, Saki.

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