"Objective: The study was conducted to explore socio - demographic factors influencing antenatal care in various slum areas of Amritsar city in Punjab.
Methods: A total of 30 clusters of 7 units each were taken to make a sample of 210 units. The women who had delivered within one year before the interview were taken as study units. They were interviewed with the help of a pretested proforma and regression analysis was applied to evaluate the effect of various socio-demographic factors on antenatal care.
Results: On univariate analysis nativity, possession of identity proof, socio-economic status of women, type of family, age of women, literacy status of women and their husbands, parity and pre-planning of pregnancy emerged as significant factors influencing antenatal care practices of the women. But, multivariate regression analysis identified only literacy of the women (OR=3.02, CI=1.36 - 7.57, p=
Key words: Antenatal care, socio-economic status, practices