Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Sanjay Jayawant Rode

Sanjay Jayawant Rode
S.K. Somaiya College,

  • Research Article
    Effect of Complete Antenatal Care on Birth Weight of Children in India: Evidence from National Family Health Survey (NFHS) Data
    Author(s): Sanjay Jayawant RodeSanjay Jayawant Rode

    Prenatal care consists of counseling, medical care and supplementary nutrition. As per WHO guidelines are concerned then all the pregnant women are expected to visit four times to health care staff, hospitals and get the counseling, medical care and supplementary food. We have used National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-1, 2, and 3 data and analyzed such data in STATA@10 software. We found that, lower access to health care facilities; education and poverty, religion and caste background do not support the pregnant women to have minimum four required prenatal visits. The multi-nominal logic regression result shows that poor, illiterate, lower age group, Scheduled caste and Tribe pregnant women do not get the minimum required prenatal care. Such variables are positively correlated and statistically significant with low birth weight babies in India. India has high infant, child mortality, .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000412

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