Volume : IV, Issue : XII, December - 2014

Utilization of Antenatal Care Services in a rural population near chennai

Prof. Shanthi Edward, Prof. Ramesh Harihara Iyer

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Background: Quality Antenatal care service is essential for reducing the morbidity and mortality among the mothers.Antenatal care service is not uniformly utilised by the mothers in rural areas of India. Material and Method: It is a population based cross–sectional study which was done among the mothers who delivered between Aug 2004 and July 2005 in a rural area. Sample was selected by cluster sampling method. Results Mean age of the participants was 24 years. Among 442 mothers above 60% were in the age group of 18–21 Years. Most of the mothers were educated and belonged to better Standard of Living . Nearly 80% of them had full range of antenatal care. About 95% of mothers had ≥3 ANC visits, 2 TT injections and ≥3 months IFA tab. Conclusion: It is concluded that the antenatal care services are well utilised by the rural mothers in Tamil Nadu.

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Prof.Shanthi Edward, Prof. Ramesh Harihara Iyer Utilization of Antenatal Care Services in a Rural Population Near Chennai Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.4, Issue : 12 December 2014

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