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Utilization of Maternal and Child Health Care Services by Primigravida Females in Urban and Rural Areas of India

Table 3

Comparison of mothers’ knowledge between rural and urban area.

Variables RuralUrban value

Reason for taking iron/folic acid tablet
 To increase Hb49 (40.8%)57 (47.5%)28.67<0.01
 Increases weight of baby25 (20.8%)0 (0%)
 For strength of mother19 (15.8%)30 (25%)
 Do not know27 (22.5%)33 (27.5%)
Importance of TT injection
 To prevent tetanus32 (26.7%)39 (32.5%)2.01<0.01
 For energy/others27 (22.5%)31 (25.8%)
 Do not know61 (50.8%)50 (41.7%)
Preference for place of delivery
 Hospital114 (95%)116 (96.7%)4.680.09
 Home4 (3.3%)0 (0%)
 Not decided2 (1.7%)4 (3.3%)
Appropriate age to get pregnant
 15–178 (6.7%)0 (0%)18.69<0.01
 18–2179 (65.8%)83 (69.2%)
 21-2212 (10%)20 (16.7%)
 23-241 (0.8%)2 (1.7%)
 25-263 (2.5%)9 (7.5%)
 Do not know17 (14.2%)6 (5%)
Heard of HIV/AIDS?
 Yes64 (53.3%)106 (88.3%)35.58<0.01
 No56 (46.7%)14 (11.7%)
Mode of transmission of HIV/AIDS
 Sexual contact25 (20.8%)32 (26.7%)12.8<0.24
 Infected needle use and sexual contact 5 (4.2%)9 (7.5%)
 Blood transfusion and sexual contact4 (3.3%)9 (7.5%)
 All four modes9 (7.5%)24 (20%)
 Airborne2 (1.7%)6 (5%)
 Eating together and sexual contact2 (1.7%)0 (0%)
 Sharing toilet and mosquito bite0 (0%)2 (1.7%)
 Skin contact1 (0.8%)0 (0%)
 Mosquito bite1 (0.8%)0 (0%)
 Sexual contact and mosquito bite1 (0.8%)0 (0%)
 Do not know70 (58.3%)38 (31.7%)
Colostrum should be given
 Yes47 (39.2%)56 (46.7%)2.120.35
 No30 (25%)31 (25.8%)
 Do not know43 (35.8%)33 (27.5%)
Prelacteal feed should be given
 Yes11 (9.2%)31 (25.8%)20.22<0.01
 No36 (30%)48 (40%)
 Do not know73 (60.8%)41 (34.2%)
Importance of immunization
 Prevent disease43 (35.8%)78 (65%)29.5<0.01
 Polio prevention42 (35%)29 (24.2%)
 Better growth of child15 (12.5%)5 (4.2%)
 Prevention of malaria, chikungunya0 (0%)3 (2.5%)
 Do not know20 (16.7%)5 (4.2%)

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