Factor related to late Attendance for Antenatal Care in Pregnant Women Receiving Service at Community medical Unit of Krabi hospital

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Angkana Sungsongkiate

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          The purpose of this research was to examine factor related to late attendance for antenatal care in pregnant women receiving service at community medical unit of krabi hospital.The sample was 108 pregnant women who received first antenatal care and late attendance more than 12 weeks of pregnancy, service at community medical unit of krabi hospital among 1 October 2015 to 31 July 2016. Research instrument were questionnaires for pregnant women interview: consisting of demographic, behavioral, environmental, socio economic, history of pregnancy factors and the reasons of late attendance for antenatal care in pregnant women. The data were analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation, Chi-Square and Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficients.
          The results showed that the main pregnant women were 21-30 years old, Buddhist, live in pak-nam district, undergraduated degree, have a general job, use health insurance, known that prenatal care is required before 12 weeks and effects of late antenatal care, has a tendency to conceive, household income is between 10,001 to 20,000 baht per month, there are cost issues. The reason of late attendance for antenatal care were busy from work and did not know that they pregnanted.
          Factors related to late attendance for antenatal care in pregnant women receiving service at community medical unit of krabi hospital consisted of demographic, behavioral, environmental, socio-economic factors such as : age, religion, live in district, gravidarum, ready to pregnant, curative when illness, channel of perception data, occupation of pregnant women and husband, cost issues and main sponsor for cost of antenatal care. These were positive significantly relate to late attendance for antenatal care in pregnant women receiving service at community medical unit of krabi hospital at 0.01 level (r=1, .718, .829, .667, .644, .645, .423, .422 and .799, .666 and .846)

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Sungsongkiate A. Factor related to late Attendance for Antenatal Care in Pregnant Women Receiving Service at Community medical Unit of Krabi hospital. Kb. Med. J. [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 9 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];1(2):13-24. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/KBJ/article/view/247999
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