Users Online: 1356 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size


Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-103

Reproductive tract infection : an experience in rural West Bengal

1 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Medinipur Medical College, West Bengal, India
2 Professor, Preventive and Social Medicine, AIIH & PH, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
A Dawn
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Medinipur Medical College, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 16457102

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in the villages of Singur block, Hooghly district, West Bengal during September 2000 to February 2001. The objectives of the study were to find out the magnitude of Reproductive Tract Infections (RTI) among reproductive age group women, their knowledge about RTI and utilization of service available locally. Out of an estimated 896 women of reproductive age group in the study area, 186 women were selected by multistage random sampling technique. The study revealed that 66.1% respondents experienced one or more symptoms of RTI in four weeks recall period of this study. There was significant association (p<0.01) between literacy status and their experiences of reproductive illness. 57% had knowledge about RTI. This increased gradually with increase of their ages (p<0.01); literacy status (p<0.01) and their socio-economic condition (p<0.05). 27.6% of RTI patient did not receive any treatment, and majority of those received treatment (41.5%) sought advice from private practitioners.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded223    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal