Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care among reproductive age group women (15-49 years) in an urban squatter settlement of Karachi.

@article{Nisar2003FactorsAU,
  title={Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care among reproductive age group women (15-49 years) in an urban squatter settlement of Karachi.},
  author={Nighat Nisar and Franklin Warren White},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={47-53}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the socio-demographic characteristics and utilization pattern of antenatal care of reproductive age group women (15-49 years) in an urban squatter settlement of Karachi and to assess and compare the knowledge on antenatal care between women who received and those who did not receive antenatal care. METHODS A community-based cross sectional survey was conducted and a sample of 323 women was taken through systematic sampling. Two hundred ninety five (295) women were… CONTINUE READING

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Women receiving antenatal care were more knowledgeable about the importance of dietary protein ( AOR = 1.97 95% CI 1.16 - 3.33 ) , intake of green leafy vegetables for the prevention of anemia ( AOR = 2.34 95% CI 1.33 - 4.11 ) , and reporting danger signs ( AOR = 2.25 95% CI 1.07 - 4.74 ) . CONCLUSION .
Women receiving antenatal care were more knowledgeable about the importance of dietary protein ( AOR = 1.97 95% CI 1.16 - 3.33 ) , intake of green leafy vegetables for the prevention of anemia ( AOR = 2.34 95% CI 1.33 - 4.11 ) , and reporting danger signs ( AOR = 2.25 95% CI 1.07 - 4.74 ) . CONCLUSION .
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