Reproductive health, child health and nutrition are core priorities for any country, more so for India, with the world's greatest burden of maternal, newborn, and child deaths.
To assess the reproductive health and child (under 5 years) health profile of the defined population using reproductive health and child health indicators in the field practice area of RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital.
Materials and methods
A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among women of reproductive age group (15–49) using a pretested and semistructured questionnaire which included reproductive health and child health indicators.
Method of analysis
Data ware analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software.
Among 658 mothers, 60% were using family planning methods, 63% of mothers had full antenatal check-up and 80% had institutional delivery. Around 80% of the children between 12 and 23 months were fully immunized, 60% of children were exclusively breastfed. Ninety-two percent of the women had heard of HIV/AIDS.
Awareness and utilization of various reproductive and child health services among the women of reproductive age group was found to be far from satisfactory and, hence, there is a need to raise the awareness in this regard through effective information, education and communication (IEC) activities.
How to cite this article
Manjunatha S, Ramya KS. Reproductive Health and Child Health Profile in the Field Practice Area of RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru: A Descriptive Study. J Med Sci 2015;1(2):27-31.