This paper calculates the mean duration of the postpartum amenorrhoea (PPA) and examines its demographic, and socioeconomic correlates in rural north India, using data collected through'retrospective' (last but one child) as well as'current status' (last child) reporting of the duration of PPA.
The mean duration of PPA was higher in the current status than in the retrospective data ; the difference being statistically significant.
However, for the same mothers who gave PPA information in both the data sets, the difference in mean duration of PPA was not statistically significant.
The correlates were identical in both the data sets.
The current status data were more complete in terms of the coverage, and perhaps less distorted by reporting errors caused by recall lapse.
A positive relationship of the mean duration of PPA was found with longer breast-feeding, higher parity and age of mother at the birth of the child, and the survival status of the child.
An inverse relationship was found with higher education of a woman, higher education of her husband and higher socioeconomic status of her household, these variables possibly acting as proxies for women's better nutritional status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Aménorrhée, Postpartum, Durée, Homme, Femelle, Milieu rural, Statut socioéconomique, Facteur sociodémographique, Inde, Asie, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amenorrhea, Puerperium, Duration, Human, Female, Rural environment, Socioeconomic status, Sociodemographic factor, India, Asia, Epidemiology
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Cote : 98-0226596
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 11/09/1998.