Demographic Influences on Use of Antenatal Care Services: A Study of Indian Urban Slum AreasJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
Authors : Shashi Kiran Ganjir;
Page : 1145-1148
Keywords : Antenatal care services Demographic variables Utilization of ANC;
Purpose: Antenatal care services is the care or advices provided by the health personnel's during and after the pregnancy period. ANC services are very important for both pregnant woman and child. The poor utilization of these services arises many high risk cases and some time it lead to death of both.So, the present study aims to understand the demographic influences on utilization of antenatal care services by women. Design/methodology/approach.: A descriptive research design was used for the study. The data were collected through a self administered questionnaire-based on survey method (270 responses) from Indian women. The data were analyzed through chi square test by using statistical software SPSS 18. Findings: The findings show the significant influence of demographic variables such as age, education, income, and occupation on utilization of antenatal care services by women. Research limitations: The study is limited to Indore urban region with limited demographic variables.
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