TEENAGE PREGNANCY—HOW MUCH THE WOMEN ARE AWARE OF IT?
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 4851-4859
AbstractA descriptive study was conducted in a selected rural area of WB with 50 married women to assess the knowledge and attitude and practice of the different aspect of teenage pregnancy convenient sampling technique was adopted for selecting the sample. The result shows most of the women were in the age group of 18-24 year(62%) educated up to primary level 38% and 36% read upto secondary level, 78% were homemakers and all of them were Hindu. Maximum i.e. 52% belonged to low socio-economic condition maximum (80%) of the samples got married within 18-24 years of age. But 12% got married before the legal age i.e. 18 years and the minimum age of marriage was found to be 15 (2%). Forty-four percent (44%) women had 2-3 children most of the women gave birth to their 1st child at the age of 21-30 years but 19% became a mother in their teen Majority of the 53% had a normal antenatal period. Only 6% had severe complication like APH, Anaemia and preeclampsia. Most of the women (49%) had uneventful postnatal period excluding 6% who had severe complication like PPH and puerperal sepsis. The outcome of pregnancy-related to newborn was normal in 70% of the cases, 26% were low birth weight 2% had congenital abnormalities and 2% were stillborn. For the total score, 58% were found to have average knowledge score and 42% had poor knowledge score. No one had excellent knowledge. When knowledge attitude practice was separately analysed. Maximum women (66%) were found to have average knowledge, 38% had an excellent attitude and 34 had excellent practice and 34% had poor practice score. A similar study can be conducted to find out the factors responsible for poor knowledge, attitude and practice by finding out the association of the score with demographic and selected obstetrical variables
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