Socio demographic profile of antenatal mothers in rural field practice area of VIMS Ballari
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 3828-3833
AbstractThe majority of maternal deaths are preventable: About three quarters of all maternal deaths are caused by postpartum hemorrhage, hypertensive disorders such as pre eclampsia/eclampsia, infections, unsafe abortion and other delivery-related complications. In theory, all of the major causes of maternal death can be treated with effective and timely clinical interventions. In practice, however, even if a woman manages to access prenatal care and deliver in a health facility with a skilled birth attendant, poor quality of care can be life-threatening. A study to assess the pregnancy outcome was conducted in the rural field practice area, PHC Kudathini of VIMS Ballari, Karnataka, India. This study period was of one and half year, wherein interpersonal interview was conducted with the help of predesigned and pre tested questionnaire. All those pregnant women who registered themselves in the PHC during the first trimester were interviewed during the first visit. It includes various variables like socio demographic, obstetric, various health service utilization. Educational status among the Antenatal Mothers it is found that 22.3% of pregnant mothers and 4.8% of their husbands are illiterate. Total literates among the antenatal mothers and their husbands are 77.5% and 94.9% respectively. Among those who are literate, maximum attended till secondary schooling i.e., 41.9% among antenatal mothers and 41.2% among their husbands followed by primary schooling which was 23.4% and 25.1% among the antenatal mothers and their husbands respectively. Socio economic status of the Antenatal Mothers it was found out that maximum i.e., 40.5% belonged to class III, followed by 34.1% in class II and then 16.4%, 8.1% and 0.1% belonged to class I, class IV and class V.
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