Assessment of Social, Economic and Medical Determinant of Safe Motherhood in Dhaka City: A Cross-Sectional Study
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 93-97
Received: May 7, 2013;
Published: Jun. 10, 2013
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Sharmin Ara, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh
M. Mominul Islam, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7004, Bangladesh
M. Kamruzzaman, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7005, Bangladesh
Md. Toufiq Elahi, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7006, Bangladesh
Sk. ShahinurRahman, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7007, Bangladesh
Md. SabirHossain, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Maternal morbidity is high in developing country because of insufficient attention in pregnancy and lactating period. The objective of this study was to assess safe motherhood in Dhaka city of Bangladeshand to investigate the causes of maternal morbidity. A cross-sectional study with detailed questionnaire was used from January 2008 to December 2008 to collect primary data. A total of 410 respondents, including 245 pregnant women, 130 lactating and 45 delivery patients, were randomly selected from residential area and healthcare centers. Marital and conceptual age, living standards, safe drinking water, environmental hygiene, and sanitation, education, family income per month, money spent on food purpose per month food availability, food intake, vaccination and medicine intake, use of contraceptive, food taboos and misconception, infectious diseases, poor socio-economic condition, present of skilled birth attendant, nutritional education were used as important issue for the assessment of safe motherhood.The study showed that 4.4% of pregnant women did not have any concept about safe motherhood. 8.54% of pregnant women did not take any vaccination during pregnancy and7.68% did not regular medical checkup. It was found that 9.36% were severely anemic during pregnancy, 3.84% during lactation and 6.00% were in delivery cases.UTI, APH, vomiting and high BPwere found in most of the pregnant women in respect of other respondents.Strategies need to upgrade health care systems especially availability of emergency obstetric care is required. The results, therefore suggest that both socio-economic status, availability of medicine and health care facilities and role of husbands in safe motherhood are critical for saving lives of woman.
Safe Motherhood, Maternal Morbidity, Pregnancy, Vaccination, Anemia
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M. Mominul Islam,
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Assessment of Social, Economic and Medical Determinant of Safe Motherhood in Dhaka City: A Cross-Sectional Study, American Journal of Life Sciences.
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