Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health (Jul 2021)

Determinants or barriers associated with specific routine check-up in antenatal care in gestational period: A study from EAG states, India

  • Madhurima Sarkar,
  • Tanu Das,
  • Tamal Basu Roy

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11
p. 100779


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Background: For a long period of time Empowered Action Group States (EAG) of India are cursed with maternal mortality and morbidity. Most of the pregnant women are not acquiescent to receive the routine check-up during Antenatal Care (ANC) and many of them cautiously skip the same. The study aims to explore the obstacle of ANC in women's perspective and their participation in this. Methods: The study has incorporated most recent fourth round of National Family Health Survey data conducted in 2015–16. Descriptive statistics along with association test and binary logistic regression model have been applied to understand the differential and determinants of ANC. Result: The behaviour of not taking ANC check-ups (measuring the weight and BP, tested urine and blood sample, taking iron supplements) during pregnancy was significantly higher among women who married in early age (<18 years), had no formal education, belonged to poor socioeconomic status. Conclusion: Most of the maternal health issues during the gestational period are associated with socio-economic and demographic aspects and mostly due to unawareness and ignorance of the people. It would be benevolent in increasing awareness and taking the necessary visit to receive the routine check-up in ANC is for the duo mothers and foetus.