DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20220870

A comparative study of morbidities in pregnant women of urban and rural area of central India

Priti N. Tiwari, Sushama S. Thakre, Subhash B. Thakre, Sagar M. Pandey, Hitesh C. Tayade

Abstract


Background: For each mortality, there are number of various morbidities, which directly or indirectly affect health of mother and foetus. Data on morbidity pattern of rural and urban pregnant women reveals varied morbid pattern. There is a shortage of data on morbidity pattern of the pregnant women. Objective of the study was to assess morbidities in pregnant women of the rural and urban areas of central India attending ante-natal clinics of study institute.

Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in ANC OPD of tertiary health care centre and rural health training centre (RHTC) attached to tertiary health care centre in central India. Both urban and rural pregnant women were attending the ANC clinic.  The study was conducted from December 2020 to January 2022.  In all 330 pregnant women were enrolled and considered for final analysis.

Results: Prevalence of maternal morbidities in an urban and rural area of central India was found to be similar that is 152 (92.12%). Anemia was the most common morbidity among both urban and rural participants, 90.61%.

Conclusions: Prevalence of maternal morbidities in both urban and rural areas of central India was found to be high.


Keywords


Morbidities, Urban, Rural, Anemia, Pre-eclampsia

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