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Quality of care: predictor for utilization of ANC services in slums of Aligarh

Saira Mehnaz, Ali Jafar Abedi, Shazia F Fazli, Zulfia Khan, Mohammed Athar Ansari.


Background: Antenatal care (ANC) is the first necessary requisite for a healthy mother and a healthy child. But access to care is poor for women living in slums, particularly newly formed slums. Why women either do not access these services, or access them late, or suffer an avoidable adverse outcome despite timely presentation is related to the concept of quality of care. Respectful maternity care also is an integral aspect of good quality ANC.

Objectives: (1) To assess the quality of ANC received by women living in the newly formed urban slums of Aligarh (

Key words: Utilization, quality of ANC, perception of respectful care

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