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Research Article

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

Table 4

Comparison of variables between rural and urban participants.

VariablesRural (n—107)Urban (n—97) value

Place of delivery
 PHC/maternity home/subcentre84 (78.5%)75 (77.3%)1.140.5
 Private hospital10 (9.3%)13 (13.4%)
 Home13 (12.2%)9 (9.3%)
Type of delivery
 Assisted/episiotomy13 (12.2%)22 (22.7%)4.20.13
 LSCS7 (6.5%)7 (7.2%)
 Normal87 (81.3%)68 (70.1%)
IFA tablet received
10070 (65.4%)54 (55.7%)6.10.048
 10023 (21.5%)17 (17.5%)
10014 (13.1%)26 (26.8%)
Gestation period of baby
 Full term94 (87.8%)89 (91.8%)0.220.64
 Preterm13 (12.2%)8 (8.2%)
Colostrum
 Given95 (88.8%)92 (94.8%)1.720.19
 Not given12 (11.2%)5 (5.2%)
Prelacteal feed
 Given24 (22.4%)29 (29.9%)1.110.29
 Not given83 (77.6%)68 (70.1%)
Breast feeding started within
1 hour84 (78.5%)62 (63.9%)10.10.006
 1 to 24 hours21 (19.6%)23 (23.7%)
24 hours2 (1.9%)12 (12.4%)
Birth weight of baby (in Kgs)
2.5 21 (19.6%)17 (17.5%)0.040.84
2.586 (80.4%)80 (82.5%)

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