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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 394-399

Research Article

Fertility pattern among married female employees at Government Medical College and Hospital and Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Nanded

Bahattare V.*, Ingole A. **, Gattani P. ***

{*Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine}{**Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology} Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

***Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.



The regulation of fertility through intervention requires knowledge of level of fertility. The present study was carried out among married female employees working at Government Medical College and Hospital, and at Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Nanded. The total 291 married doctors, married class III and married class IV workers in age group 15 to 44 years, 248 from Medical College, 43 from Ayurvedic College, were selected. The proportion of having two children was 56.25% in doctors, 47.89% in class III and 22.22%in class IV. The proportion of employees having 2 or less than children 2 increased with education status. Out of 156 Hindu, 17 (10.9%) employees had four children, 14 (50%) out of 28 Muslim had four or more children. More number of employees belonging to nuclear type of family accepted small family norm (72.7%). The mean age first pregnancy was 27.46 years for doctors, 26.65 years for Class III and 19.46 years for Class IV. Mean number of children before sterilization was 2.05 for doctors, 2.85 for Class III and 4.34 for Class IV