Family structure types and adequate utilization of antenatal care in Kenya

Patrick Opiyo Owili, Miriam Adoyo Muga, Yiing Jenq Chou, Yi Hsin Elsa Hsu, Nicole Huang, Li Yin Chien

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Features of the health care delivery system may not be the only expounding factors of adequate utilization of \ antenatal care among women. Other social factors such as the family structure and its environment contribute toward pregnant women's utilization of antenatal care. An understanding of how women in different family structure types and social groups use basic maternal health services is important toward developing and implementing maternal health care policy in the post-Millennium Development Goal era, especially in the sub-Saharan Africa where maternal mortality still remains high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2016


  • Adequate utilization of antenatal care
  • Family structure
  • Maternal age
  • Socioeconomic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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