alexa An Epidemiological Study on Socio Demographic Profile and Ante Natal Care Coverage of Mothers who Delivered their Babies in a Block Primary Health Centre in a Part of Rural India
ISSN: 2329-9088

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

An Epidemiological Study on Socio Demographic Profile and Ante Natal Care Coverage of Mothers who Delivered their Babies in a Block Primary Health Centre in a Part of Rural India

Saibal Das*

General Duty Medical Officer (under National Rural Health Mission), Nalmuri Block Primary Health Centre, Block: Bhangore-I, District: South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author:
Saibal Das
General Duty Medical Officer (under National Rural Health Mission)
Nalmuri Block Primary Health Centre, Block: Bhangore-I, District: 14
Kabi Sukanta Lane, P.O. Santoshpur, Kolkata 700 075, India
E-mail:[email protected]

Received Date: February 15, 2013; Accepted Date: April 15, 2013; Published Date: April 19, 2013

Citation: Das S (2013) An Epidemiological Study on Socio Demographic Profile and Ante Natal Care Coverage of Mothers who Delivered their Babies in a Block Primary Health Centre in a Part of Rural India. Trop Med Surg 1:119. doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000119

Copyright: © 2013 Das S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

 Background and objective: This study was done to get an idea about the socio demographic profile and assess the ante natal care coverage of mothers who delivered their babies in a block primary health centre in a part of rural India. Materials and methods: This study was an observational and descriptive type of epidemiological study for 2 months. Sample size was n=180. Pretested questionnaire (Cronbach’s alpha 0.871), ante natal cards, bed head tickets and other medical records were used as study tools. Results: 51.1% mothers were married before 20 years and 60.0% mothers were of less than 20 years age during 1st pregnancy. 50.6% mothers and 48.9% husbands of the mothers were illiterate. 86.1% mothers belonged to Below Poverty Level (BPL) category. 55.6% mothers were primi para. 49.4% women were late registered (booked) after 16 weeks of gestation, and 17.8% mothers were not registered at all. Only 15% mothers had 4 or more than 4 complete ante natal checkups done. 70.6% mothers received complete course of tetanus toxoid vaccine. 83.3% mothers did not receive different health and dietary advices and 28.9% mothers were not at all aware of the danger signs of pregnancy. Only 27.8% mothers received full dose of iron and folic acid supplementation. About necessary laboratory investigations and ultra sonography of feto-placental profile, only 12.8% mothers completed all necessary tests. Discussion and conclusion: Poor socio economic conditions, poor educational background and lack of awareness about the need of proper ante natal checkups, investigations, care and coverage might impose a heavy toll on maternal and infant mortality rates in future in these parts of the developing countries

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version