Postpartum Amenorrhoea among Manipuri Women: A Survival Analysis

Authors

  • N Sanajaoba Singh Directorate of Census Operations, Porompat, Manipur
  • N Sharat Singh Thoubal College, Thoubal, Manipur
  • RK Narendra Unit of Biostatistics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v30i1.11288

Keywords:

Breastfeeding, Community-based studies, Cross-sectional studies, Infant mortality, Parity, Postpartum amenorrhoea, India

Abstract

Among the three major components of a closed birth interval, waiting time to conception can somehow  be managed with effective contraceptives while gestation is universally constant in its duration; the duration  of postpartum amenorrhoea (PPA) varies in complex nature. The present study aimed to investigate  the proximate factors influencing the duration of PPA. A community-based, cross-sectional study was  conducted in four valley districts of Manipur, India, during 1 August?31 December 2009, to analyze  the differentials and determinants of duration of PPA, applying the survival analysis technique. In total,  1,225 ever-married women were selected through two-stage cluster sampling. The median duration of PPA  was 5.7 months. Among the 11 explanatory variables of interest, only three variablesplace of residence  (p<0.05), infant mortality from preceding pregnancy (p<0.01), and duration of breastfeeding (p<0.01)  had a significant effect on the duration of PPA. The findings may be used as baseline information for future  researchers and maternal health policy-makers.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v30i1.11288

 

J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2012 Mar;30(1):93-98

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Published

2012-07-18

How to Cite

Singh, N. S., Singh, N. S., & Narendra, R. (2012). Postpartum Amenorrhoea among Manipuri Women: A Survival Analysis. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 30(1), 93–98. https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v30i1.11288

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Review Article