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   2000| April-June  | Volume 44 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 29, 2010

 
 
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A rapid assessment of anaemia in pregnancy in West Bengal with special reference to care seeking behaviour of mothers.
SK Ray, S Mallick, S Kumar, B Biswas
April-June 2000, 44(2):58-64
PMID:11439864
A cross-sectional study was conducted among the pregnant women in three administrative divisions of West Bengal to undertake a rapid assessment about the magnitude of the problem of anaemia in pregnancy and also to study care seeking behaviour for the same. The findings revealed that the occurrence of anaemia in these three divisions were very high to the extent of 86.39% and popularly known as 'Raktasunyata" or 'Raktalpata' to the common people. As per WHO guidelines (< 40% prevalence) it could be considered as public health problem of very high magnitude. Caregivers prescribed iron supplementation only in 70% of registered pregnant women when 100% coverage of pregnant women with IFA tablet is our national goal. Amongst this group 72.2% were partially consuming these tablets. Main reason for irregular or partial consumption was inability to purchase iron tablets (52.63%). Around 16% mothers were taking rest for 2 hours at daytime during pregnancy. Most important reasons for not consuming iron tablets were that iron was prescribed on the day of study (43.18%) and iron was not prescribed even though mothers were registered (36.23%). Focus group discussion highlighted some factors regarding improvement of the situation.
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Zoonoses : challenges and strategies.
KG Narayan
April-June 2000, 44(2):44-51
PMID:11439862
Zoonoses account for about four fifth of the human infections. The health problems posed by these seem to be increasing. Newer problems are recognised. Older and endemic problems appear in different forms. Zoonosis management is getting complex and complicated. Attention on their control and eradication is essentially required.
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Qualitative research : a tool in community based health care studies : some issues.
KK Ganguly
April-June 2000, 44(2):52-7
PMID:11439863
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A study on breastfeeding practices in a rural coal mine area of Andhra Pradesh.
MN Ramakrishna
April-June 2000, 44(2):65-6
PMID:11439865
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Initiatives for promotion of breast feeding.
VM Gupta
April-June 2000, 44(2):41-3
PMID:11439861
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An evaluation of re-orientation training program of ICDS functionaries on protein-energy malnutrition.
I Saha, S Dasgupta, A Mandal, S Kumar
April-June 2000, 44(2):67-8
PMID:11439866
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