Trend of 4+ Antenatal Care Visits by Rural Women in Bangladesh:

An Analysis from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004-2014

  • Gaylan Dana University of Dhaka
  • Sanjit Roy University of Dhaka
Keywords: Antenatal Care, Trained Persons, 4 Visits, Factor, Socioeconomic

Abstract

Abstract

Antenatal Care (ANC) is one of the four pillars initiatives of the Safe Motherhood. Since MMR is high in rural areas of Bangladesh so to reduce MMR the uptake of ANC visit from trained provider is important. The objective of this study was to see the trends of 4+ ANC visit and identify the factors associated with the number of antenatal visits in rural areas.This study used the data generated from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2004-2014 to observe the trends and factors associated of 4+ ANC visit. The results of bivariate and multivariate analyses confirm that divisions, wealth, education and media exposure had strong influence on rural women’s 4 + ANC visit. Result of logistic regression model shows that poor and less educated women of rural areas were less likely to seek 4+ ANC visit than urban areas. This outcome of the paper suggests that rural women economic status and education has significant effect on 4+ ANC visit. The findings will help to design appropriate strategies, programs and policies for the improvement of rural women’s maternal healthcare seeking behaviour.

Author Biographies

Gaylan Dana, University of Dhaka

Associate Professor, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sanjit Roy, University of Dhaka

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Dana, G., & Roy, S. (2021). Trend of 4+ Antenatal Care Visits by Rural Women in Bangladesh: . Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration, 29(3). https://doi.org/10.36609/bjpa.v29i3.86
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