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ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND PREFERENCE OF WOMEN REGARDING PLACE OF DELIVERY IN BAGHDAD CITY

Entsar Khaleel Sameen* and Khalida Abdul Sattar Abdul Jabbar

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Background: Childbirth is considered a life changing event for most women and families all over the world, but childbirth is also associated with great risks, and in severe cases disability and even death for mother or child Hence the choice place of delivery for a pregnant woman is an important aspect of maternal healthcare. The place of delivery is an important factor often related to the quality of care received by the mother and infant for influencing maternal and child healthcare outcomes. Objective: The object of the study is to assess of the knowledge and preference of women regarding place of delivery. Subject and methods: A cross-sectional study conducted in order to assess the knowledge of mothers and preference regarding the place of delivery in Baghdad city and to achieve those aimshas been selected 26 primary health care center by a multistage sample simple random sampling technique The total study sample of 500 mothers who were attending to primary health care centers. The questionnaire used structural and interviews as a means of data collection. Data were analyzed through the application of the descriptive data analysis approach and the inferential data analysis approach. The results indicated that approximately (29.4%) of the mothers in the age group (20-24) and the majority of the study sample housewives. (24.4%) women among the 500 chosen to the house as a place to give birth, while the majority (52.6%) chose the hospital as a place of delivery. third of the mothers do not have knowledge of pregnancy at risk and symptoms of delivery. The results also showed the significant association between the profession and the level of education and the blood type of the husband and the place of delivery.

Keywords: Assessment, Knowledge, Preference, Women, Place of Delivery.


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