SERVICE UTILIZATION AND DETERMINANTS OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE FACILITIES’ CHOICE AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ILORIN EAST LGA, KWARA STATE
This investigation focused on the service utilisation and determinants of primary healthcare facilities’ choice among pregnant women in Ilorin East Local Government Area. The study employed a descriptive research approach of the survey type, with a sample size of 200 respondents. A researcher-developed questionnaire, validated and tested for reliability, was utilised for data collection. Descriptive statistics, specifically percentages, was employed for data analysis. The results indicated that a significant proportion of the respondents accessed primary healthcare services during pregnancy, with the primary determinant for facility choice being the quality of service. Consequently, it is recommended that efforts be made to raise awareness among women about the importance of utilising maternal health services during pregnancy to enhance both their health and that of the foetus.