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A Study on the Awareness of Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Services in the Selected Villages of Udupi District, Karnataka


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Objectives To assess the knowledge of the women on Reproductive and Child Health, practices on family planning and the utilization of health services and to find the association between knowledge on RCH with selected variables. Method Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among married women of reproductive age group in the selected villages of Udupi district. The study subjects were interviewed through a questionnaire. Result Out of 120 women majority (84.2%) had a good knowledge on RCH, and are belonged to the age group of 25-30 years (38.3%). Ninety four percent of women had obtained information from health personnel and 77% of women were practicing different kind of family planning methods. Conclusion The population covered for the study had good knowledge and found 100% utilization of health services during antenatal, natal, postnatal periods and during immunization of children.

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RCH, Knowledge, Practice, Utilization and Family Planning.
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Malathi
Department of Community Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal, India
Suja Karkada
Department of Community Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal, India
Ansuya
Department of Community Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Abstract


Objectives To assess the knowledge of the women on Reproductive and Child Health, practices on family planning and the utilization of health services and to find the association between knowledge on RCH with selected variables. Method Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among married women of reproductive age group in the selected villages of Udupi district. The study subjects were interviewed through a questionnaire. Result Out of 120 women majority (84.2%) had a good knowledge on RCH, and are belonged to the age group of 25-30 years (38.3%). Ninety four percent of women had obtained information from health personnel and 77% of women were practicing different kind of family planning methods. Conclusion The population covered for the study had good knowledge and found 100% utilization of health services during antenatal, natal, postnatal periods and during immunization of children.

Keywords


RCH, Knowledge, Practice, Utilization and Family Planning.

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