HEALTH NEEDS AND HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILD BEARING WOMEN IN AYAMELUM LGA OF ANAMBRA STATE

HEALTH NEEDS AND HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILD BEARING WOMEN IN AYAMELUM LGA OF ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT

The study was designed to determine the health needs and health problems of child bearing women in Ayamelum LGA of Anembra State. The cross-sectional survey research design was used for the study; and the instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The population of the study consisted of child bearing women in Ayamulum LGA. A sample of 632 subjects was selected for the study. The major findings of the study were that: physical health needs with the grand mean of 2.53 are very much needed among the child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA; emotional health needs of 2.53 are very much needed among the child bearing mothers in Ayamulum LGA; social health needs with grand mean 2.17 are slightly needed among he child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA; economic health needs with grand mean of 2.54 are very much needed among the child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA; physical health problems with grand mean of 2.21 is slightly a problem among the child bearing mothers in Ayamuelum LGA; emotional health problems with grand mean of 1.6 is slightly a problem among the child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA; social health problems with grand mean of 2.0 is slightly a problem among the child bearing mothers in Aymelum LGA; economic health problems with grand mean of 2.54 is a severe problem among the child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA; the null hypothesis which states that there is no significant difference in health needs of child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA according to Age was accepted (c2 = 0.415 > 0.05), and the null hypothesis which states that there is no significant difference in health problems of child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA accorrding to parity was accepted  (c2 = 0.753 > 0.05). On the basis of the findings and discussions, it was concluded among other things that the physical, emotional and economic health needs are very much experienced among child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA and economic health problems are severely experienced among the child bearing mothers in Ayamelum LGA of Anambra State. Following from the findings and conclusions relevant recommendations were made.