International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part G (2017)
Knowledge of Gujjar men and women regarding antenatal care in Doda district
Samiridhi Arora and Sanya Khan
The present study was conducted with the objective to study the knowledge of Gujjar women and men regarding antenatal crae in Doda district. A total of 60 respondents out of which 30 women and 30 men were selected from Gujjar dominated block of Doda district. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample and data was collected by using interview schedule. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis was done. The results of the study revealed that majority of the women and men were in the age group of 15-26 years and were illiterate. Most of the women were having 1-4 children and had 3 children under five years of age. High proportion of women had knowledge of Antenatal care, post- partum haemorrhage, IFA tablets, TT injections and its correct doses during pregnancy as compared to men. The greater number of women knew that pregnant women should take both vegetarian and non vegetarian food, and reported that ideal delivery should be done at home. More than half of the women believed that bleeding during pregnancy is the symptom that indicates a pregnant woman should deliver in a clinic or a hospital. On the other hand, men had no knowledge of the facts. Majority of women and men respondents have no knowledge of common causes of maternal deaths, amniotic fluid, calcium, anaemia during pregnancy and chances of having low birth weight infant. High proportion of the women and men were of the view that pregnant women should sleep 6-8 hours during night and reported that recommended weight gain during pregnancy is 4-7 kgs. As far as knowledge regarding danger signs during delivery and labor only women respondents have knowledge of the same.
How to cite this article:
Samiridhi Arora and Sanya Khan. Knowledge of Gujjar men and women regarding antenatal care in Doda district. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(9): 463-466.