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Abstract

The present aim was to assess the current level of knowledge on human milk bank among antenatal mothers in both rural and urban areas. A quantitative approach with comparative research design was used for the present study.60 antenatal mothers among which in an urban group (n=30) and rural group (n=30) were selected by using a non-probability convenience sampling technique. Self- structured questionnaire method was used to collect both the demographic data and the existing level of knowledge on human milk bank among antenatal mothers. Among 60 study participants, the mean score of the existing level of knowledge among antenatal mothers in the rural area was 9.57 with standard deviation 3.25 and the mean score of the existing level of knowledge in the urban area was 6.60 with standard deviation 2.79. The mean knowledge difference score was 2.97. The comparison of the existing level of knowledge score on human milk bank was calculated using unpaired ’t’ test, the value of t = 3.785 was found to be statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level. The study concluded that there is a signiϑicant difference in the existing level of knowledge on human milk bank among antenatal mothers between the rural and urban area. * 1><0.001 level. The study concluded that there is a significant difference in the existing level of knowledge on human milk bank among antenatal mothers between the rural and urban area.

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Antenatal mothers Human milk bank knowledge

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Padmapriya D, & Snega R. (2020). A comparative study to assess the level of knowledge on human milk bank among antenatal mothers at selected urban and rural areas. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 3473-3477. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i3.2492