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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 599-609
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.072


Influence of Socio Demographic Factors on Health Status among Tribal and Non-tribal Mothers: Karnataka, India
Pooja Patil* and Sunanda Itagi
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of socio demographic factors on health status of tribal and non tribal mothers. A large and growing body of research evidence revealed that socio demographic factors significantly influenced the health status of an individual. Cross sectional survey was conducted during 2017 among Siddi and rural mothers of Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka. A total of 120 mothers in the age group of 18-50 years were interviewed out of which 60 were Siddi and 60 were rural mothers. Mothers were randomly selected and informed consent was taken to gather required information. Structured interview schedule was used to elicit personal information. Health status in terms of health problems was assessed by using PGI health questionnaire, lower the score better the health status. Socio economic status of the family was assessed with Agarwal scale. Data was analyzed with proper statistical methods. Differential design was used to know the difference in health status between rural and Siddi tribal mothers. Chi square was used to know the association of health status with age, education and socio economic status. With the help of correlation research design relation between health status and socio demographic factors were carried out. Result revealed that 50 percent of mothers were in the age group of 29- 39 years and majority of them were self employed with income less than 5000 per year. More than half of Siddi mothers were illiterate and only 13.3 of rural mothers were literate. Health status of Siddi tribal mothers were found to be better than rural mothers however it was not found significant difference. Age was not significantly associated and correlated with health status, but education was significantly influenced the health status of rural mothers only. It was observed that higher the education lower health problem.


Keywords: Health Status, Socio-demographic, Structured
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Pooja Patil and Sunanda Itagi. 2019. Influence of Socio Demographic Factors on Health Status among Tribal and Non-tribal Mothers: Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 599-609. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.072