ABSTRACT: A cross-sectional study using lot quality technique was undertaken among a sample of 198 women in 18 sub-centers (lots) of Bankura-I Community Development Block who had delivered in last 12 months preceding the survey to find out the sub-center(s) with 'acceptable' coverage (> or = 50%) and overall coverage of 'appropriate' antenatal care of the block. Registration before 12 weeks, three antenatal check-ups with checking of BP, weight, edema and abdominal examination, distribution of 100 IFA tablets and adequate tetanus prophylaxis were taken collectively as a measure of'appropriate' antenatal care. Out of 18 sub-centers, only one had 'acceptable' coverage of appropriate antenatal care. The overall coverage of 'appropriate' antenatal care was 29.1% in the study Block.
Indian journal of public health 53(4):256-8.