Maternal health care services in an urban setting of Northern India

S. Kansal, Akhtar Hussain, Alok Kumar

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Abstract

The study was carried out to assess the coverage & quality of maternal health care in an urban setting. All delivered females who were registered (116) at centre were interviewed. The results indicate that about one fifth of the total pregnant females were below 20 years & only 25 per cent were registered in first trimester. 60 per cent were received three or more ante natal visits. Majority (about 66 per cent) was having Hb concentration in the range of 9-11gm% despite that 74 per cent reported to receive more than 90 IFA tablets. More than 50 per cent of the deliveries were conducted at home. Only one third received postnatal check up. Therefore it shows that there is a strong need to concentrate on these components of maternal health care to achieve fifth MDG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Current Research
Volume3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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