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Utilization of antenatal care in rural area

Rajeev Kumar, Barun Kant Dixit, Vivechana Deora.

Background: Women have many serious complications with various health hazards during their pregnancy, so routine checkups are compulsory for them.

Objective: To study the association of pregnancy and use of provided antenatal care medium by women in respect to their awareness.

Materials and Methods: The cross-section study was conducted during January 5, 2015 to January 5, 2016. A total of 100 pregnant mothers have been selected, from three villages namely Akabarpur, Kutukbur, and Bachhamai Kaurar’a Buzurga in district of Firozabad, UP, for a study of utilization of antenatal care. A close-ended schedule was prepared in Hindi for query of selected pregnant women. All queries were clarified to explain the question so that pregnant mothers may answer clearly. After collecting data, statically analysis was performed by Excel software.

Result: The pregnant women who applied for checkups were only 40%. Hb test of antenatal was only 36%. 64% ladies used 100 tablets, IFA. Extra diet was taken by 20% women.

Conclusion: In this study, we found a very poor ratio of the services and their use in rural areas for antenatal care of women due to illiteracy and less of awareness.

Key words: Antenatal care, sociodemographic determinant pregnancy, iron tablets and awareness, maternal health

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