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Title: Pregnant Women and Alcohol Use in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region-Ghana
Authors: Otupiri, E.
Nakua, Emmanuel
Tagbor, Harry
Bonney, Agartha A
Edusei, Anthony K
Adusi-Poku, Yaw
Issue Date: 16-Mar-2012
Publisher: Afr J Reprod Health
Citation: Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Mar;16(1):55-60.
Abstract: Drinking alcohol in pregnancy is a serious public health concern worldwide. This study sought to determine the magnitude and socio-demograhic characteristics of pregnant women attending Antenatal clinic in the Bosomtwe district, Ghana who drank alcohol and to assess their general knowledge about the effects of alcohol in pregnancy. The study, a descriptive cross-sectional, was conducted in all the ten health facilities providing reproductive health care with a sample size of 397 pregnant women using structured questionnaires. The findings of the study were that 20.4% of pregnant women drank alcohol. The 25-29 year group 26 (34.0%), married 50 (61.7%) and Junior High School Educated 37 (45.7%) as well as Christians 69 (85.0%) and traders 28 (34.6%) drank most. Majority 77 (33.5%) heard about the detrimental effects of alcohol at Antenatal Clinics (ANC). The District Health Management Team (DHMT) should strengthen health education on alcohol at ANC and through the radio as well as the DHMT collaborating with the Ghana Education Service to embark on education of school pupils and students on the harmful effects of alcohol in pregnancy.
Description: This Article was published by Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Mar;16(1):55-60.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9484
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