International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part E (2015)
Obstetric profile of women of reproductive age group women: A community based cross sectional study
Background: India was the first country in the world to launch a National Family Planning Programme in 1952. It was purely a demographic programme with the sole objective of reducing the birth rate to stabilize the population. As per 2011 census population growth rate is 17.7%. Thus even after 63 years of programme & many more new advances & updates in programme, India could not reach its target of at least 60% of couple protection rate. Obstetric profile gives us idea of overall obstetric care as well as perinatal care, which can help in planning, management and evaluation of mother and child health.rnMethods: A cross sectional, community based observational study was conducted among 450 reproductive age group women was to find out their obstetric profile status. rnResults: Mean age of women at 1st conception was 17.21 years 33.5% women had birth order 3 and more. 32.7% women had birth order ≥3, suggesting that 13.8% had birth order of 3, 10.7% had birth of 4, 5.3% had birth of 5, & 2.95% had birth of 6. 21.8% women had termination of pregnancy once while during their reproductive life span. About forty five percent of women had not desired conception during their reproductive life span.rnConclusion: The age at first conception decides overall health of reproductive age group. Not only health but prevalent social factors, social status of the women , availability of health care services, community participation, health seeking behaviour.
How to cite this article:
Mittal Rathod, Dipesh Parmar, Mehul Kaliya, Aniruddha Gohel, Sumit Unadakat, Nirmika Patel. Obstetric profile of women of reproductive age group women: A community based cross sectional study. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):302-305.