Evaluation of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Pregnant Women without Any Medico-Legal Issues

Authors

  • Saikia Dayananda
  • Konwar Ranjumoni
  • Dutta Bhaskar Jyoti
  • Mahanta Putul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14437

Keywords:

Social inequalities; adverse pregnancy outcomes; pregnant women; medico-legal issues (MLI).

Abstract

Background and Objectives: In light of the pregnancy, identifying sociodemographic issues is crucial for
optimising antenatal care. The period of pregnancy is very critical, as each of the women expects a usual
outcome. Any inconvenience caused to both mother and unborn fetus arising out of the mismanagement may
invite litigation as prescribed by the land rule. Therefore, we aimed to analyse different sociodemographic
factors associated with pregnancy without medico-legal issues (MLI).
Materials and Methods: It is a prospective, cross-sectional study carried out on 325 participants of pregnancy
without any MLI. All the participant were observed and interviewed to know the inconvenience faced during
their antenatal period if any. The medical record was physically verified, and sociodemographic data were
recorded for analysis. Descriptive statistical methods were computed, and the statistical significance was
tested by chi-square test and student’s t-test. eth
Results:Majority of patients, i.e. 48% were within the age group of 21 to 25 years. The number of nulliparous
women was the highest being 143 (44%). Majority of the cases belonged to the middle socioeconomic class.
189 (58%) cases came from a rural background while 136 patients (42%) came from urban areas, and 65.5%
of cases were the booked cases. Majority of 197 (60.6%) cases comprises Hindu.
Conclusion: The pregnancy cases without any medico-legal complication show average sociodemographic
findings. Such findings are useful for targeted health policies aimed at attaining healthy pre-pregnancy care.

Author Biographies

Saikia Dayananda

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Assam, India

Konwar Ranjumoni

Associate Professor of Radiology, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital (FAAMCH), Barpeta,
Assam, India

Dutta Bhaskar Jyoti

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Assam,
India

Mahanta Putul

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Assam Medical College and
Hospital, Assam, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Saikia Dayananda, Konwar Ranjumoni, Dutta Bhaskar Jyoti, & Mahanta Putul. (2021). Evaluation of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Pregnant Women without Any Medico-Legal Issues. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 957-962. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14437