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Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2020)

Sex ratio and health status across land holding category

Author(s):
Anju and Rajesh Dahiya
Abstract:
Gender and sex are perceived as one by some individuals; rather these two terms have different meanings attached to it. Sex is a biology related term, whereas gender explains the society based roles for a male and female. Sex is by birth, and gender is acquired through socialization. Sex ratio is a composite indicator of women status in a society. The gender inequality faced by women was so much that many women claimed may God give sons to all. This is a fact and India has witnessed gender inequality from its early history due to its socio-economic and religious practices that resulted in a wide gap between the position of men and women in the society. Rural women face many health related problems like as- diabetes, blood pressure, anemia and drudgery related problems. Present study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state in randomly selected two blocks. Total 180 rural households (i.e. 60 from each small, medium and large land holding category) were taken as sample for present study. Highest sex ratio of family members across land holding category in small land holding (870/1000) found in above 65 years of age group in medium land holding (900/1000) in 0-6 years of age group. Surprisingly results pertaining to large land holding category sex ratio tilts in 0-6 years (1100/1000). While lowest sex ratio (666/1000) were found in 7-14 and above 65years age group. In small and medium land holding category more drudgery related problems in both male and female members but in the large land holding category blood pressure (41.6%) in male members and female face more anemia and diabetes related problems (30.0%).
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How to cite this article:
Anju, Rajesh Dahiya. Sex ratio and health status across land holding category. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(9):477-481.

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