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Determinants of maternal care in a region of South India

Bhatia, Jagdish C; Cleland, John

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A cross-sectional survey was conducted during 1993 in urban and rural areas of Karnataka State, India. The survey included 3595 currently married women aged under 35, who had at least one child under five. Nine out of ten women had at least one antenatal consultation during their most recent fertile pregnancies. Most consultations were with doctors and there was minimal use of the services provided by paramedical staff of the primary health care system. Of all respondents, 38 per cent (57%...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBhatia, Jagdish C
dc.contributor.authorCleland, John
dc.contributor.editorCaldwell, John C.
dc.contributor.editorSantow, Gigi
dc.contributor.editorJain, Shail
dc.date.accessioned2003-02-26
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T14:51:09Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:45:59Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T14:51:09Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:45:59Z
dc.date.created1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41182
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41182
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was conducted during 1993 in urban and rural areas of Karnataka State, India. The survey included 3595 currently married women aged under 35, who had at least one child under five. Nine out of ten women had at least one antenatal consultation during their most recent fertile pregnancies. Most consultations were with doctors and there was minimal use of the services provided by paramedical staff of the primary health care system. Of all respondents, 38 per cent (57% urban and 29% rural) delivered in a hospital, and a majority of institutional deliveries were in private hospitals. Surgical interventions were made in more than one-third of hospital deliveries. There was a marked imbalance between antenatal and postnatal care as fewer than one-fifth of the mothers had a postnatal checkup. The educational level, economic status and religion of the mother are significant predictors of use of maternal health services. The relationship of problems during pregnancy and delivery with subsequent health-related behaviour is also examined.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHealth Transition Centre, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
dc.subjectMaternal care
dc.subjectSouth India
dc.subjectantenatal care
dc.subjectpostnatal care
dc.subjecttraditional medicine
dc.subjectobstetric morbidity
dc.subjectpublic health care
dc.subjectprivate health care.
dc.titleDeterminants of maternal care in a region of South India
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthoct
local.identifier.citationnumber2
local.identifier.citationpages127-142
local.identifier.citationpublicationHealth Transition Review
local.identifier.citationvolume5
local.identifier.citationyear1995
local.identifier.eprintid836
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1995
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