- More than three-quarters of pregnant women in India received at least some antenatal care (ANC),
- but only half the women had at least three ANC visits with a health provider during their pregnancy.
- 74% of urban women having ANC at least three times, compared with 43% of rural women.
- Overall, births assisted by a health professional increased to 49% from 42%; however, only 39% of rural women received assistance.
- Most women still deliver their children at home, with 41% using hospitals.
- Only about one-third of women received post-natal care within two days of delivery.
- More than half of all women are anaemic.
Source: The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-III) 2005-06