Determinants of the Demand for Primary Health Care Services in Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Ebenezer A. Olubiyi Department of Economics, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun
  • Temitayo O. Akintobi Department of Economics, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun
Keywords: Primary Health Care, Multivariate, Abeokuta


This study looks at the determinants of the demand for primary health care services in Abeokuta South local government, Ogun state. Multivariate regression model alongside correlation and frequency distribution tables are employed to identify the determinants of the demand for primary health care services.  Findings of the study suggest that both economic and demographic factors are vital in determining the demand for healthcare services in Abeokuta South LGA of Ogun state. Although weak, there is a positive relationship between income and access to primary health.  Furthermore, income of patients, patient’s education level and quality of care have positive and significant effect on the demand for primary health care services while cost of drugs has negative effect. Consequence upon the findings, cost of drugs needs to be subsidized.  Also, government should increase the quality of primary healthcare services so that it can serve people at the grassroot effectively.


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