International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2020)
Socioeconomic status on pregnancy outcomes in Indian scenerio
Author(s): Dr. Nabnita Patnaik
Abstract:Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of a private Hospital, for the period of one year. This is a tertiary care teaching hospital. 300 married women whose ages ranged between 15-45 years and who were attending obstetric OPD or were admitted in the ward were included in the study after taking informed consent. Data was collected using a questionnaire by interview. Study variables included monthly income (i.e. < Rs. 6000, 6000-12000 and > Rs. 12000) lifestyle, eating habits and type and amount of food consumed, pattern of health care utilization, literacy level, chronic illness, history of illicit drug use by women or husband, and employment status of husband and women.