Public Health Review https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong>ISSN: 2349-4166 (Online), 2349-4158 (Print), <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Now Bimonthly</span> , Indexed with Index Copernicus</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Public health Review is commencing its publication from May 2014. It is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed open access medical Journal. It Publishes once in every two months [ 6 times in a year].</p> <p>Public health Review is published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society which is registered under MP Society registration act, 1973. It full fill all criteria updated in Sepember 2015 for promotion by MCI {Medical Council of India}. It is Indexed with Index Copernicus. <a title="ICV Value" href="https://journals.indexcopernicus.com/search/details?id=31612" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p> Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society en-US Public Health Review 2349-4158 Socio-demographic determinants of Iron and folic acid (IFA) consumption by females during their antenatal period delivering in a tertiary care hospital of Haryana https://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr/article/view/134 <p>Introduction: In India, the major causes of maternal mortality are hemorrhage (26%) and anemia (19%). According to NFHS -4 data, 53% of women are anemic, this situation further worsens when these anemic women come into the antenatal phase, as there is haemodilution during pregnancy. In Haryana, only 32.5% (NFHS-4, India- 30.3%) mothers had taken 100 IFA tablets during her pregnancy. IFA tablets are being provided free of cost during antenatal visits/checkups but even then its consumption is low whose reasons need to be found out.</p> <p>Aim and objectives: To find out the socio-demographic factors affecting Iron and Folic acid consumption among recently delivered women.</p> <p>Material and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out from April 2017- April 2018 among 500 pregnant females who recently delivered at PGIMS Rohtak. A simple random sampling technique was followed. An interview schedule was used for data collection and data were analyzed using SPSS. A Chi-square test was applied.</p> <p>Results: Out of 500 study subjects, the majority (70.4%) belonged to rural area.97.4% of them were Hindus, 81.4% were literate, 77.2% were unemployed, only 26.4% belonged to below poverty line. 80% of subjects were anemic and only 38.2% of study subjects consumed 100 or more IFA tablets. A significant (p≤ 0.05) association was found between IFA consumption and age, education, and occupation. The influence of caste, family type, socio-economic status, and religion was not statistically significant (p&gt;0.05).</p> <p>Conclusion: Women and their family members need to be educated regarding the consumption of IFA tablets and their role in pregnancy.</p> B.M. Vashisht Himanshu Bhardwaj Meenakshi Chauhan Anvesha Anvesha Jaiprakash Jaiprakash Copyright (c) 2020 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-04-30 2020-04-30 7 2 19 25 10.17511/ijphr.2020.i02.01