Educational Status and Postnatal Care Practices among Dalit and Janajati Women of Nepal
Keywords:Association, Dalit and Janajati Women, educational status, postnatal care, postnatal check up
This paper deals with educational status and postnatal care practices and the association of educational status and postnatal care practices of Dalit and Janajati women of Nepal. The result shows that literacy rate of respondents was 51.4 percent which is lower than the national level women literary rate 57.4 percent of Nepal. PNC (Postnatal Care) visit of Dalits and Janajatis women who visited three times during postnatal period were found to be 36 percent in survey area. PNC visit of respondents is less frequent than the national level PNC checkup (55 percent). Thus, it is recommended that Dalit and Janjati mothers who come for antenatal check up should be provided with adequate information about availability of safe delivery incentive, incentive for postnatal checkup and free health services provided by government of Nepal.
Academic Voices Vol.5 2015: 22-27
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