Demographic Survey of Married Women in Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital Kaduna State
International Journal of Data Science and Analysis
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2018, Pages: 6-12
Received: Oct. 20, 2017;
Accepted: Nov. 15, 2017;
Published: Jan. 29, 2018
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Mataimaki Benard Joel, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Physical Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
This study undertakes a demographic survey of married women in Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital. A sample of 160 married women going for maternity (Antenatal and Postnatal care) were administered questionnaires. The analysis reveals that the mean age at menarche is 13 years; mean age of women at last delivery is 31 years and the average duration of breastfeeding for the women’s first child is 14 months. The analysis also shows that the duration of breast feeding for the women’s first child is 14 months. This research made use of correlation analysis to investigate if there is a relationship between breastfeeding and postpartum amenorrhea. We observed that there is a perfect positive correlation of 0.35 between the duration of postpartum amenorrhea (PPA) after the first life birth (months) and the duration of breastfeeding for the last but one life birth (months) at 1% level of level of significance. Also, it was observed that there is no relationship of 0.12 between the duration of postpartum amenorrhea (PPA) after the first life birth (months) and duration of breastfeeding for the first life birth (months).
Mataimaki Benard Joel,
Demographic Survey of Married Women in Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital Kaduna State, International Journal of Data Science and Analysis.
Vol. 4, No. 1,
2018, pp. 6-12.
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