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International Journal of Home Science

2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART B

Dietary intake and contraceptive usage of female student in Rivers state University, Port Harcourt

Author(s): Wordu GO and Udofia RD
Abstract:
The use of contraceptive methods and nutrient intake among female students of Rivers State University, Port Harcourt was investigated. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the female students in the university from November 2015 to May 2016. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed, 160 were retrieved out of 168. Data obtained was analysed using frequencies and percentages. The results showed that (90%) of the student had knowledge of contraceptive. About 29.2% obtained the knowledge from friends. Oral contraceptives was the most widely used contraceptive (31.3%). On the reasons for use or non-usage, (51.8%) said they used it for prevention of pregnancy. There was no influence of contraceptives on the apatite of the subjects and their nutrient intake. In conclusion, the female students need good understanding of contraceptives, as such, they should be encouraged to go for medical checkup as to be informed properly about the different methods of contraceptive and their uses.
Pages: 69-72  |  6 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Wordu GO, Udofia RD. Dietary intake and contraceptive usage of female student in Rivers state University, Port Harcourt. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(1):69-72.
International Journal of Home Science