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Original Research Article

Year: 2015 | Month: July | Volume: 2 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 415-422

A Non-Experimental Study on Rural Maternal Health Status in Bangladesh

Akkur Chandra Das

Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Maternal Health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and post partum period and maternal health status of a nation can be characterized by numerous factors, such as outcome measures like maternal mortality and morbidity rates, or maternal nutrition status, as well as process indicators of service availability and use. In developing countries of the world, still maternal mortality is very concerning issue. The aim of this study is to find out the overall scenario of rural maternal health status in Bangladesh. This is a non-experimental study. High education and income status increase higher level of antenatal, delivery and postnatal care services but the situations are very much distinct among the respondents who have lower education and income status and it has found by this study that the poor women face low birth weight 46.3%, unsafe abortion 57.7%, high obstructed labor 76%, hemorrhage 20%, eclampsia 8.3%, sepsis 13.7%, unskilled birth attendance 86% and no emergency obstetric care services 78.3%.

Keywords: Maternal Mortality, Maternal Health, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Emergency Obstetric Care, Non-experimental study, Poor rural women.

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