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Date of Publish: 2017-01-26

Assam HDR 2014: 43 per cent pregnant women in the state continue to deliver their babies at home

 

About 43 per cent pregnant women in Assam in general and 46 per cent pregnant women in rural areas still rely on crude deliveries of their babies at home with potential risk of health and survival outcome, according to the Assam Human Development Report 2014.

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY ( TRENDS 2005-14)

 

NFHS3

(2005-06) 

DLHSIII

(2007-08)

AHS

(2011- 12)

AHS

( 2012-13)

ASHDR

(2013-14)

URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL 
58 18 22 67 32 35 81 58 61 85 63 66 76 54 57

 

“The HDR data reveal that the institutional delivery rate is extremely low in hills(24 percent) and in Char regions(48 per cent) with accessibility appearing to be a major bottleneck. The proportion of institutional deliveries is also low in border areas (58 per cent) and in areas with multiple geographical diversities(53 per cent) but found to be better in tea-garden areas” the report states.

 

INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY ( TRENDS 2005-14)

URBAN

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY ( TRENDS 2005-14)

RURAL

 

 

 

A finding that emerges from the analysis is the profound importance of mother’s education ; a woman with secondary level education or above is nearly twice as likely to deliver her babies in health facilities rather than at home.”

 

INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY ( TRENDS 2005-14)

TOTAL

 

In case of safe delivery the statistics is 61 per cent, however in rural areas the statistics of safe delivery is only 58 per cent. However, there is  huge rural- urban gap in both institutional delivery and safe delivery.

 

TRENDS OF SAFE DELIVERY (2005-2014)

 

NFHS3

(2005-06) 

DLHSIII

(2007-08)

AHS

(2011- 12)

AHS

( 2012-13)

ASHDR

(2013-14)

URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL  URBAN  RURAL  TOTAL 
62 27 31 71 37 31 86 65 68 88 69 72 79 58 61

 

TRENDS OF SAFE DELIVERY (2005-2014)

URBAN

 

 

 

TRENDS OF SAFE DELIVERY (2005-2014)

RURAL

 

 

TRENDS OF SAFE DELIVERY (2005-2014)

TOTAL

 

 

 

"Assam had been lagging behind in terms of coverage of institutional deliveries for pregnant women. Nearly a decade old estimates from (2005-06) had placed Assam among five states with lowest coverage of deliveries in health facilities. However, the state made consistent progress in terms of increasing institutional deliveries as well as safe deliveries (that is deliveries at institutions plus those attended by any skilled health personal) - the report says.

 

This is the first Human Development Report prepared in the country with new UNDP method. Guwahati-based think tank Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) and New Delhi-based Institute for Human Development have compiled this 272-page report on behalf of the Planning and Development Department, Government of Assam with support by the UNDP and the NITI Ayog. The Assam HDR Survey, 2013 covered 39,998 households covering 187,511 individuals in 27 districts, 97 Blocks, 95 urban centres, 1972 villages of the state. the report is based on primary data collected in the largest survey ever conducted in Assam for development evaluation. which is ten times that of the National Sample Survey Organisation rounds and about eight times that of the National Family Health Survey in the state.

 

NFHS- Natioanl Family Health Survey

DLHS- District Level Health Survey

AHS- Annual Health Survey

ASHDR- Assam State Human Development Reort

- nezine.com Editorial Bureau

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