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Study To Assess Utilization of Antenatal and Intranatal Services Amongst Women in an Urban Slum of Mumbai

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Author(s): Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava | Prateek Sudhakar Bobhate

Journal: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
ISSN 1303-734X

Volume: 12;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 157;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Antenatal care | intra-natal care | determinants | utilization | pregnant women

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the utilization of antenatal & intra-natal services by antenatal women and the socio-demographic factors affecting the utilization. METHODS: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in urban slum from July to September 2011. Study population comprised of women who had delivered in last one year preceding study, irrespective of place and outcome of delivery. Only women who were residing at current address for at least 1 year were included. Women not consenting and pregnant women were excluded. All such women were interviewed face to face after obtaining their informed consent using pre tested semi-structured questionnaire which included details of their antenatal care (ANC) and intra-natal services availed. Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) and Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) software were used for obtaining information regarding antenatal and intra-natal care. RESULTS: Antenatal services were utilized by 158(77.8%) of study participants. 161(79.3%) subjects had institutional delivery and 42(20.7%) home delivery, out of which, only 3(7.1%) subjects had an assisted home delivery. Low education status and poor socio-economic class had a significant association (P < 0.05) with utilization of ANC services. CONCLUSION: Public sector was the major source of utilization of antenatal care services and intra natal services in 62.7% subjects and 78% subjects respectively. It is suggested that low-income, uneducated women should be targeted for promotion of utilization of antenatal and intra-natal services. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2013; 12(2.000): 157-164]
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