Utilization of primary health care facilities in Lagun Community of Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State Nigeria
Temitope Oyeyemi 1 * , Taofik Kolawole Awesu 1, Oluwatosin Emmanuel Amubieya 2, Issac Olufemi Dipeolu 3, Mojisola M. Oluwasanu 3, John Adedosu 4
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1 Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, NIGERIA2 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, NIGERIA3 Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, NIGERIA4 Department of Environmental Health Technology, Courage College of Environmental Health Science, Apatere, Lagelu Local Government Area, Oyo State, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Poor funding and mismanagement were identified as a major setback to healthcare service delivery in Nigeria and of which is a prominent factor affecting its coverage and quality. This study examined the gap in the utilization of primary healthcare facilities in Lagun Community of Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State Nigeria. A cross-sectional study design using multi-stage random sampling technique to select 80 respondents that met the criteria were given the opportunity to participate in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from respondents. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square were used for data analysis at 0.05 significance level, results showed that mean age of respondents was 30.5±17.0, where majority (97.4%) speaking indigenous Yoruba language. More than half (56.2%) were Christians, 56.6% had secondary education, and two-fifth (40.0%) of respondents being traders. Relationship between utilization and other factors at (X2=1.000, df=1, p=0.183) showed that awareness and availability were good, while accessibility and affordability were below the expectation as recommended by World Health Organization. Also, utilization of facilities that embraced health-for-all projected for the year 2020 millennium development goal would have  assisted better improvement in achieving an holistic medical architecture through government and other health agencies proactive approaches if more enlightenment, intervention, health insurance accessibility, unalloyed cooperation of the dwellers with various health professionals anticipating in promoting utilization of health facilities in the community.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 1, Article No: em0125

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/12448

Publication date: 01 Jan 2023

Online publication date: 09 Sep 2022

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