Rajkumar Patil

  • Research Article
    Community-based Study on Newborn Care Practices and its Determinants in Rural Pondicherry, India
    Author(s): Vijayalakshmi S, Rajkumar Patil and Shib Sekhar DattaVijayalakshmi S, Rajkumar Patil and Shib Sekhar Datta

    Background: Globally, around 86% of neonatal deaths occurred are due to infections and preterm births. To prevent newborn infection, clean delivery and newborn carepractices should be adopted. Understanding of the community and traditional new-born care practices is necessary to implement the effective programme for promotion of newborns health. Objectives: To study the new-born care practices and its determinants in a rural area of Puducherry, India. Methodology: A cross sectional study done in Bahour commune from 1st April 2012 to 31st June 2012. Information regarding background details and new-born care practices were recorded in semi-structured questionnaire by house to house visit. Total of 136 infants born during Jan-March 2012 were enrolled. Data were presented as percentages, ratios and Chi-square test was .. View More»

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