Department of Emergency Civil Service Hospital, Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
A comparison of the demographics and health systems in 4 Asian countries regarding antenatal care services and the prevalence of low birth weight.
Author(s): Dr. Bishrut Sapkota*, Dr. Tshetiz Dahal and Dr. Sumit Prajapati
Aim: This study aimed to see how the availability of comprehensive antenatal care (ANC) and its content affected the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) in four ASIAN member countries (ASIAN). Methods: The frequency of ANC visits and the seven service components were used as indicators of the comprehensiveness of coverage and substance of ANC services (blood pressure measurement, iron supplementation, tetanus toxoid immunization, explanations of pregnancy complications, urine sample test, blood sample test, and weight measurement). If more than four ANC visits and all seven components were provided, the coverage and content of the ANC services were rated as high. Using data from the four ASIAN nations in question from the Demographic Health Survey, multivariable logistic regression with complicated survey designs wa.. View More»