3.9.2 situations the author had to conduct

3.9.2 Informed consent The study was explained clearly to each participant and they were given the option to participate or not. Those who chose to participants were informed that there are minimal risks or benefits in partaking in the study. They were also made aware of the fact that they could drop out of the study at anytime. Written consent was obtained from all participants in the study. Those that agreed to be part of the study were required to sign the consent forms, and the participants who could not write their signature had to thumbprint in the presence of a witness. 3.9.3 ConfidentialityIdentification numbers were assigned to each questionnaire to ensure confidentiality and no names were recorded to avoid being able to trace any questionnaire back to a respondent. Also,30participants were interviewed seperately in seclusion to ensure their privacy. The study database was saved on a password protected computer which only the researcher had access to.3.10 Limitationsi. Although the initial intention was to use female interviewers we ended up using male interviewers because it was difficult to recruit women that could partake in the process and be effective. However, we came across a few participants who were not willing to be interviewed by men in such situations the author had to conduct the interviews.ii. Most of the participants were illiterate and could not readily tell us their age so the age recorded were estimates.iii. We could not determine the stage of pregnancy for those participants that were pregnant at the time of the study, so to determine adequacy of ANC visits we had to exclude them.31CHAPTER FOUR4.0 ResultsResponse rate was 100%. Data collected from three hundred and seventy-five questionnaires administered to nomadic women of reproductive age in Makarfi LGA, were collated and analyzed. Below are tables showing socio-demographic and reproductive data collected from the study