Poor service utilisation related to childbirth predisposes to high MMR among rural women of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India 2009

Background: South 24-Parganas district in West Bengal, India, has a high Maternal mortality ratio and low utilization of services related to childbirths like institutional delivery and antenatal services. Eighty four percent of the population of South 24-Parganas is living in remote areas. Riverine Sundarban is the most challenging area in the district for the service provider and beneficiaries.

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Prakash Mridha, R. Ramakrishnan Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP), National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India

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