Demographic Profile of Booked and Unbooked Cases of Pregnant Women at a Tertiary Care Hospital
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 3201-3207
AbstractIn Indian continent when a female becomes pregnant after a successful meet of a healthy sperm and an egg it is considered to a demarcation of new happy beginning for the married couple. In anticipation of new incoming baby physical and psychological developments starts to occur in women’s life. These changes would but obviously need medical help to land up in a effortless and well deserved post-natal period.
This study was undertaken to observe demographic values of pregnant women coming to hospital which may benefit further strategies of health care sector for making a healthier tomorrow.
Material methods: All the patients who were getting admitted during their labour were finally considered for the collection of data. Primarily subjects were provided with informed and written consent to participate in the study after that patient’s demography data was recorded to make the final observations. While recording data primarily age, height and weight of the patients were recorded amongst booked (496) and unbooked (508) categories. Then starting with history of present illness obstetrical history, residential address (Urban ,rural), literacy of both husband and wife with optimal educational level, occupation, religion, distance of home from hospital and socio-economic status of the patient was recorded on a pre-structured case record form.
Conclusion: By providing the standard maternity and child care services much can be done for betterment of women. Improving the literacy status of the women and providing proper transport and communication help in better utilization of antenatal care services. Reference centers should be developed close to the homes with well-equipped clinical facilities, proper instrumentation and trained staff which will benefit the outcome of pregnant women to make a healthier India.
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