Socioeconomic Determinants of Institutional Delivery in Punjab
Author: Abdullah Farooq Qureshi

Institutional delivery is viewed as a key pointer of progress in decreasing maternal mortality. Arrangement of trained and well-prepared medical services experts during childbirth is important to avoid obstetric entanglements and maternal mortality. The healthcare facilities is where such arrangements are found and proof recommends that institutional delivery is one of the basic mediations expected to decrease maternal mortality. Maternal demise can happen whenever during pregnancy however delivery is by a wide margin the most perilous time for both mother and infant. Most of maternal passing’s happen during delivery from intricacies that cannot be anticipated. Elements that keep mothers from getting or looking for medical care during pregnancy and child birth are deficient financial resources, distance to healthcare facility, lack of awareness, and social practices. Pakistani mothers decided to deliver at home due to their failure to pay the significant or high amount of expenses of delivery at a hospital facility. The objective of this present study is to find the prevalence or frequency of institutional delivery and its socioeconomic determinants in Punjab using Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Punjab 2017-18 data. The result of this study shows that prevalence of institutional delivery among women in Punjab is 73% while 27 % women delivered in home. Study results of binary logistic regression (BLR) shows that households economic status, mother education and antenatal care visit are significantly correlated with institutional delivery. Mother age and place of residence are insignificantly correlated with institutional delivery. Therefore it is time to include strategies in the country health plans to increase rate of institutional delivery in Punjab this will be helpful to minimize maternal mortality andmorbidity Supervisor:- Dr. Muhammad Nasir

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Supervisor: Muhammad Nasir

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