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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2879-2885

A cross-sectional study to assess the utilization pattern of maternal health services and associated factors in aspirational district of Haryana, India

1 Department of Community Medicine, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Tagore Medical College, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vikas Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh - 484 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1762_20

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Background: In India mother related mortalities and morbidities are still significantly higher even after having various maternal program and schemes at regional and national level which reflects that such services are being under-utilized. Aim: The current study focused in assessing utilization pattern of maternal health services and associated factors in Nuh (Mewat). Methods: This present cross-sectional study was done for one year (2015-16) among mothers (15-49 years) under field practice area, PHC Taoru with minimum calculated sample as 645. The selection of participants was made using simple random sampling technique from available randomized list of villages. Data was collected by home-to-home visits using pretested, predesigned, standardized questionnaire and during analysis an association between variables was considered as significant if P < 0.05. Results: Out of 645 participants, 632 provided consent for inclusion into study. Any ANC and full ANC services was made by only 58.3% and 11.7% of participants respectively. More than half of the participants (52.7%) had suffered from pregnancy related complications. Variables such as lower age group, low decision-making capacity were significantly associated with not obtaining full ANC services (P < 0.05). Conclusion: In the present study major determinants of a women which influence utilization of maternal health care service includes their age, literacy status, parity, socioeconomic status and occupation. Such determinants shall be considered for upcoming intervention aiming to bring attitudinal changes and concurrently leading to improved and enhanced usage of maternal health care services.

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