Rubina Iqbal, Ayesha Intsar, Maria Hashmi.
Prevalence of Women Meeting WHO Criteria of Antenatal Care Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Lahore.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):1078-81.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of women meeting WHO criteria of antenatal care presenting in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore Study design and settings: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in the Deptt. of Obs & Gynae Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore for a period of six months from March 2012 to August 2012. Results: Age range was between 15-40 years, majority of them were 42%(n=126) between 26-30 years, common age was 27.73±4.46 years, 34.67%(n=104) were primigravida, 26%(n=78) were gravida 2, 19%(n=57) were gravida 3, 9%(n=27) were gravida 4, 4.33%(n=13) gravida 5, 3.67%(n=11) were gravida 6 and 3.33%(n=10) were recorded with >gravida 6, frequency of women meeting WHO criteria of antenatal care presenting in our hospital was recorded in 32.33%(n=97) while 67.67%(n=203) did not meet the criteria. Stratification for socioeconomic status reveals 29.90 % (n=29) out of 97 patients with salary <7000 Rupees while 70.10 & (n=68) had salary ≥7000 rupees; 75.26% (n=73) were graduate and 24.74% (n=24) were undergraduate. Conclusion: The frequency of women meeting WHO criteria of antenatal care presenting in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore is only 32.33% which is a dilemma for maternal and child health.
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