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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-244

A study on the delivery practices in riverine and non-riverine blocks of the district of south 24-parganas, West Bengal


1 Assoc. Prof., Department of Maternal & Child Health, AIIH & PH, Kolkata, India
2 Ex-Prof. and Head, Department of Maternal & Child Health, AIIH & PH, Kolkata, India
3 Asst. Prof., Department of Maternal & Child Health, AIIH & PH, Kolkata, India
4 Prof., Department of Maternal & Child Health, AIIH & PH, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
B Sengupta
Assoc. Prof., Department of Maternal & Child Health, AIIH & PH, Kolkata
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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A cross sectional study was undertaken in three riverine and two non-riverine blocks of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal to study the delivery practices and compare between two locality. During the reference period of one year, of 3073 total deliveries, 89.36% were home deliveries. Home deliveries were higher in the riverine blocks (95.07%) compared to nonriverine blocks (81.64%). 'Dai' conducted 58.36% and 90.62% of home deliveries in riverine and non-riverine blocks respectively. Only 18.4% of the 'Dai' were trained.


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