IJCRR - 8(24), December, 2016
A STUDY ON VARIOUS DETERMINANTS OF MATERNAL MORBIDITY AMONGST MARRIED WOMEN IN REPRODUCTIVE AGE GROUP IN URBAN SLUMS OF JAMNAGAR, GUJARAT, INDIA
Author: Neha A. Patel, J. P. Mehta, Sumit Unadkat, Sudha B. Yadav
Background: Maternal morbidities associated with antenatal, Intranatal and postnatal period are affecting the outcome of pregnancy. Amongst these morbidities, many are preventable. Various determinants which have effect on these morbidities can be utilized to improve maternal health as well as to reduce Maternal deaths. Government has many programs and policies to improve maternal health, but determinants like education of woman, socio economic status, cultural barriers, and women empowerment are regulating the health seeking behaviour of a woman. Current study was designed with an.
Objective: To study various determinants affecting maternal morbidity in married women of reproductive age group.
Materials and Methods: Cross sectional study was conducted in Jamnagar. 450 women were selected by 30 cluster sampling. Data analysis was done with Microsoft office Excel and SPSS 20.Chi square test was applied.
Results: 302(67.11%) women suffered from any type of Maternal Morbidity during their pregnancy, childbirth or puerperium, 55.56% ,20.22 % and 24.44% women had antenatal, Intranatal and postnatal morbidities respectively.
Conclusion: The study indicate that raising educational status of women, Proper Antenatal care, birth interval of >3 years, knowledge regarding danger signs of pregnancy; all of these determinants have a positive contribution in preventing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.
Keywords: Determinants, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Maternal Morbidity, Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), Puerperal sepsis, Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH), Premature rupture of Membrane(PRM)
Neha A. Patel, J. P. Mehta, Sumit Unadkat, Sudha B. Yadav. A STUDY ON VARIOUS DETERMINANTS OF MATERNAL MORBIDITY AMONGST MARRIED WOMEN IN REPRODUCTIVE AGE GROUP IN URBAN SLUMS OF JAMNAGAR, GUJARAT, INDIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(24), December, 19-25
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