Use of antenatal and delivery care services and their association with maternal and infant mortality in rural India

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​Use of antenatal and delivery care services and their association with maternal and infant mortality in rural India​
Rai, R. K.; Barik, A. & Chowdhury, A.​ (2022) 
Scientific Reports12(1).​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-20951-9 

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Rai, Rajesh Kumar; Barik, Anamitra; Chowdhury, Abhijit
Abstract
Optimum use of antenatal care (ANC) and delivery care services could reduce morbidity and mortality among prospective mothers and their children. However, the role of ANC and delivery services in prevention of both maternal and child mortality is poorly understood, primarily because of dearth of prospective cohort data. Using a ten-years population-based prospective cohort data, this study examined the use of ANC and delivery services and their association with maternal and infant mortality in rural India. Descriptive statistics were estimated, and multivariable logistic regression modelling was used to attain the study objective. Findings revealed that consumption of ≥ 100 iron-and-folic acid (IFA) tablet/equivalent syrup during pregnancy had a protective association with maternal and infant mortality. Lack of maternal blood group checks during pregnancy was associated with increased odds of the death of infants. Caesarean/forceps delivery and delivery conducted by untrained personnel were associated with increased odds of maternal mortality. Findings from this study reemphasizes on increasing coverage and consumption of IFA tablets/equivalent syrup. Improved ANC and delivery services and increased uptake of all types of ANC and delivery care services are equally important for improvement in maternal and child survival in rural India.
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2022
Journal
Scientific Reports 
Organization
Department für Volkswirtschaftslehre (VWL) ; Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie / Centre for Modern Indian Studies 
eISSN
2045-2322
Language
English
Sponsor
West Bengal State Department of Health and Family Welfare, India
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 501100003385
Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2023

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