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A Study of Spatial Variation of Maternal Health Care Services in West Bengal

Authors: Susanta Sen, Ashis Pandit, Dilwar Hussain, Sumanta Laha

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/6BT4CShort DOI: ggrs94

Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: In this study we identify the inter-district disparity of maternal health care use in West Bengal. We use data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) carried out during 2015-16 across most district in India. This study focuses on the utilization of delivery and post delivery services especially antenatal and postnatal check-up and institutional services. We have used the ArcGIS software to show the utilization of maternal health care services across the districts. We also measure the maternal health care index on the basis of four or more ANC, institutional services and PNC for showing of district wise safe motherhood status. The study indicates of maternal health care services are not same across the districts. The performance of utilization of maternal health care services is highest in Kolkata followed by Howrah, Darjeeling and Nadia and the worst performance districts are Uttar Dinajpur, Maldah, Murshidabad. The inter-district differences in utilization are likely due to differences in availability and accessibility of services among the districts. The challenge is how to make safe motherhood strategies in the future more successful. To implement evidence-based strategies and micro-level programmes planning are needed for the safe pregnancy and maternal health outcome.

Keywords: disparity, maternal health care, programmes, NFHS, GIS software


Paper Id: 363

Published On: 2018-12-05

Published In: Volume 6, Issue 6, November-December 2018

Cite This: A Study of Spatial Variation of Maternal Health Care Services in West Bengal - Susanta Sen, Ashis Pandit, Dilwar Hussain, Sumanta Laha - IJIRMPS Volume 6, Issue 6, November-December 2018. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/6BT4C

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