International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS AFFECTING PREGNANCY OUTCOME AMONG THE OGU SPEAKING PEOPLE OF BADAGRY AREA OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA.
AJIBOYE, OLANREWAJU EMMANUEL; ADEBAYO KAFILAT ABIMBOLA

Abstract
Pregnancy outcomes rank among the most pressing reproductive health challenges all over the world. Globally, an annual estimate of 600,000 women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) died of pregnancy related causes, with 99 percent coming from the developing world with Nigeria accounting for well over 10 percent of this figure. This study is an exploratory one. It therefore focuses on socio-cultural factors affecting pregnancy outcome among the Ogu speaking people of Badagry area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Triangulation method was used for data collection. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select 120 respondents. Chi-square technique was used to test the hypothesis for the study. In spite of modernisation, the culture of the people of Ogu Community still play dominant role in shaping their reproductive behaviour. Hence, the study found positive relationship between socio-cultural factors and pregnancy outcome among Ogu speaking people of Badagry of Lagos State, Nigeria.

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