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Pregnancy Care Practices among Urban and Rural Pregnant Women


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1 Department ofHuman Development and Family Studies College of Rural Home Science University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Agricultural Extension College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka, India
     

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The study was conducted to know about the pregnancy care practices in the urban and rural areas during the year 2015-16. The population of the study consisted of 100 pregnant women irrespective of their birth order in the urban and rural areas of Dharwad taluk of Karnataka state as well as Kakatpur block of Odisha state. A general information schedule consisted o f items to collect information about the pregnant women regarding their age, locality, caste, height, weight, family type and family size was prepared and used. The socio-economic status was ascertained by using socio-economic status scale by Aggrawalet al. (2005). A structured interview schedule was prepared to elicit the information from pregnant women about various aspects ofknowledge and practices related to care provided during pregnancy. Results revealed that the practices of urban pregnant women on consumption of food, taking of nutrient supplements and optimum antenatal care visits were better than the rural pregnant women. Locality was found to be having a positive and significant relationship with Practices of pregnancy care (r=0.47**) and highly significant difference (t=5.24**) was observed between the practices o f pregnancy care among the urban and rural women.

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Care, Practices, Pregnancy, Rural, Urban.
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Authors

Rina Patra
Department ofHuman Development and Family Studies College of Rural Home Science University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Ganga V. Yenagi
Department of Agricultural Extension College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Abstract


The study was conducted to know about the pregnancy care practices in the urban and rural areas during the year 2015-16. The population of the study consisted of 100 pregnant women irrespective of their birth order in the urban and rural areas of Dharwad taluk of Karnataka state as well as Kakatpur block of Odisha state. A general information schedule consisted o f items to collect information about the pregnant women regarding their age, locality, caste, height, weight, family type and family size was prepared and used. The socio-economic status was ascertained by using socio-economic status scale by Aggrawalet al. (2005). A structured interview schedule was prepared to elicit the information from pregnant women about various aspects ofknowledge and practices related to care provided during pregnancy. Results revealed that the practices of urban pregnant women on consumption of food, taking of nutrient supplements and optimum antenatal care visits were better than the rural pregnant women. Locality was found to be having a positive and significant relationship with Practices of pregnancy care (r=0.47**) and highly significant difference (t=5.24**) was observed between the practices o f pregnancy care among the urban and rural women.

Keywords


Care, Practices, Pregnancy, Rural, Urban.

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