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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 256-258

Coverage of ante-natal care in a block of West Bengal using lot quality assurance sampling

1 Student, Third Professional MBBS: Part-I, B.S. Medical College, Bankura, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, B.S. Medical College, Bankura, India

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D K Mukhopadhyay
Department of Community Medicine, B.S. Medical College, Bankura
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 20469770

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A cross-sectional study using lot quality technique was undertaken among a sample of 198 women in 18 sub-centers (lots) of Bankura-I Community Development Block who had delivered in last 12 months preceding the survey to find out the sub-center(s) with 'acceptable' coverage (>50%) and overall coverage of 'appropriate' antenatal care of the block. Registration before 12 weeks, three antenatal check-ups with checking of BP, weight, edema and abdominal examination, distribution of 100 IFA tablets and adequate tetanus prophylaxis were taken collectively as a measure of 'appropriate' antenatal care. Out of 18 sub-centers, only one had 'acceptable' coverage of appropriate antenatal care. The overall coverage of 'appropriate' antenatal care was 29.1% in the study Block.

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