[Reproductive behavior of Imereti area population--specific features and trends]
Journal - Georgian medical news (Georgia (Republic) )
Assessment of population's reproductive behavior on the regional level, identification of the factors affecting this kind of behavior represented the main goal of the study. The study was carried out in the Imereti area among women of reproductive age. Information on their marital status, the state of their health, their attitude towards child-bearing and their risky habits have been evaluated. The total of 1, 462 questionnaires have been analyzed. The poll showed that a number of negative tendencies occurred in the sphere of reproductive behavior with the backgrounds of the hardest social-economic conditions and depopulation. Among the reasons of the decrease of child-bearing the majority of respondents named hard financial restriction (49,3%) and poor health (18,6%). Besides, the majority named their risky habits. 72,7% named abortion as the main means of family planning, only 16,5% mentioned that they regularly take contraceptives. Thus, the results of the given study proves that alongside with the traditional activities it is necessary to create the demographic policy in some regions of Georgia taking into account their specific features.
|ISSN : ||1512-0112|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adolescent Adult Birth Rate Catchment Area (Health) Female Georgia (Republic) Health Status Humans Middle Aged Population Surveillance Questionnaires Reproductive Behavior Women's Health epidemiology|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||ethnology trends ethnology|