Knowledge on Maternal and Child Health Service among Women in Reproductive Age Group in Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • K.V. Divya1, M. Deepika1, S. Kalaivani1, A. Priyadharshini1, K. Vanitha2
Keywords: Maternal and child health services, Reproductive age group women

Abstract

The study to assess Knowledge on maternal and child health services among women in reproductive age
group in Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India” The objectives were to assess the
knowledge of women regarding maternal and child health services and associate the level of knowledge with
selected demographic variables among women in reproductive age group. 184 samples were selected by
convenient sampling technique. Data collected by structured questionnaire. The collected data was tabulated
and analysed. Descriptive and inferential statistical were used. The results are majority 60% of women had
moderate knowledge where as minority 12% had inadequate knowledge. Demographic variables like Age
χ2=12.14, Educational status χ2=16.572, Monthly income χ2=16.4828, Type of family χ2=23.788(p≤0.05)
were significant where as Marital status χ2=1.0432, Occupational status χ2=0.7601, Number of pregnancy
χ2=0.8079 (p≤0.05) not significant with the selected demographic variables among women in reproductive
age group

Author Biography

K.V. Divya1, M. Deepika1, S. Kalaivani1, A. Priyadharshini1, K. Vanitha2

1B.Sc. Nursing IV Year Student, 2Guide, M.Sc. Nursing, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecological Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv
Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
K.V. Divya1, M. Deepika1, S. Kalaivani1, A. Priyadharshini1, K. Vanitha2. (2020). Knowledge on Maternal and Child Health Service among Women in Reproductive Age Group in Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 82-85. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1067