Knowledge of Antenatal Care (ANC) among the Pregnant Women in a Rural Community
Background: Antenatal Care (ANC) from the early stage of pregnancy can minimize the risk of complications and mortality for both mother and child. But ANC is not much popular in a middle-income country like Bangladesh. This study aims to find out the pattern of antenatal care among women in the rural community. Method: This cross-sectional study was undertaken for assessment of knowledge of ANC among pregnant women in Ekuria, Kapasia, Gazipur. In this study, the sample size was 20. Result: In this study, most of the study people (7 patients) were in the age group of 20-24 years. 9(45%) study population received ANC from the public sector, 6 (30%) from the private sector, and 25% from NGOs. Quality of ANC revealed that in the private sector 50%, in the public sector 25%, and in NGO 25% were adequate. Adequate ANC recipient was 50%, 0%, 25%, and 25% respectively in higher secondary & above, secondary, primary, and illiterate group. In this study, most of the study people (75%) were in the low socioeconomic group. It was found that 1 (15%) population of lower and 3 (60%) in the middle socioeconomic group received adequate ANC. Conclusion: Most of the pregnant women who received antenatal care were of lower age group, lower socioeconomic class, and concerned about ANC. But the ANC given to them was inadequate in maximum cases.
- Antenatal Care (ANC),
- Pregnant Women,
- Rural Community
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