Does antenatal care influence postpartum health behaviour ? Evidence from a community based cross-sectional study in rural Tamil Nadu, South India.
Objective To study the association between attendance to antenatal care and postpartum health behaviour among women in rural Tamil Nadu, South India.
Design Community based, cross-sectional questionnaire study of 30 randomly selected areas served by health subcentres.
Setting Rural parts of Salem District, Tamil Nadu, South India.
Population 1321 women who were delivered in the six months before the questionnaire-based interview.
Main outcome measures Feeding of colostrum, time of initiation of breastfeeding and maternal dietary habits during the first month postpartum.
Results The median number of antenatal visits was four (range 0-51 ; lower quartile 3, upper quartile 7)., The fifth month of pregnancy was the median time for the initiation of antenatal care.
Pregnant women 1. who had a large number of antenatal care visits, 2. who initiated antenatal care in the first trimester or 3. who reported having received information about breastfeeding were more likely to feed colostrum (odds ratio 1.48 ; 95% Cl 1.06 to 2.07), (odds ratio 1.40 ; 95% Cl 1.06 to 1.85), (odds ratio 1.66 ; 95% Cl 1.29 to 2.14, respectively).
Only women who reported having received information about breastfeeding were more likely to initiate early breastfeeding (odds ratio 1.81 ; 95% CI 1.34 to 2.43).
Use of antenatal care facilities was not associated with maternal postpartum dietary habits. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Soin, Prénatal, Education santé, Consultation, Etude comparative, Postpartum, Allaitement, Initiation, Colostrum, Régime alimentaire, Mère, Inde, Asie, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Care, Prenatal, Health education, Consultation, Comparative study, Puerperium, Breast feeding, Initiation, Colostrum, Diet, Mother, India, Asia, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0388157
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.