Title

Level of awareness of pregnant women on prenatal care in Barangay Paliparan 1 – III Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care

Abstract

Demographic variables used were age, age of gestation, educational attainment and monthly family income. This study utilized descriptive research design employing the survey technique. The survey was accomplished using a self-made questionnaire validated by two (2) registered nurses, two (2) doctors and one (1) faculty member. Using quota sampling technique, there were 300 respondents included in the study. The gathered data was treated using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, f-ratio, p-value and analysis of variance. Based on the results, (1) majority of the pregnant women in Barangay Paliparan I-III Dasmarinas City, Cavite in terms of demographic data were 29 to 39 years old, were in their second and last trimesters of pregnancy, had reached secondary level of education and have a monthly family income of Php 10,000 and below; (2) the pregnant women in Barangay Paliparan I-III Dasmarinas City, Cavite were fully aware on prenatal care; (3) there were no significant differences in the level of awareness of pregnant women when they were grouped according to age and age of gestation. However, there existed significant difference in the level of awareness of the pregnant women when they were grouped according to educational attainment and monthly family income. Pregnant women who had reached college level education and with monthly family income of Php 10,000 – 39,999 and Php 40,000 and above had the highest level of awareness on prenatal care.

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