International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2018, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B
Study of pregnancy complications in correlation with educational status in a teaching hospital
Author(s): K Kameswaramma
Abstract: Maternal complications and poor perinatal outcome are highly associated with nonutilisation of antenatal care services and poor socioeconomic conditions of the patient. It is essential that all pregnant women have access to high quality obstetric care throughout their pregnancies. Study designed to assess the educational status and sociodemographic data and its risk of pregnancy outcome in rural care teaching hospital. A total of 120 study participants were enrolled in this study. Poor knowledge about prelacteal feed, and nutrition consumption was noted in the population. The mean age was 28.3±10.6 years. A majority of the women were within the age group 20-29 years. Almost half of the pregnant women had no formal education. The majority of the women had 2-5 children, but 2.5 % had more than 5 children. The majority of the women had their last delivery after 24 months. Hence, Antenatal care and its education may improve the quality, accessibility, and utilization of maternal health care services provided by the government agencies in both rural and urban areas.