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Vol. 10, Special Issue 9 (2021)

A study on awareness level of rural women regarding health aspects in Telangana state

Author(s):
Sneha C Jalihal, Dr. M Prasuna, Dr. R Geetha Reddy and Dr. T Supraja
Abstract:
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO). An effort was made to identify the awareness level of rural women regarding health aspects in Telangana state. It was carried out in Rajanna Sircilla and Medchal Malkajgiri districts. An Exploratory research design was adopted for the study. A total sample of 120 rural women were selected through random sampling method. The data was collected using structured interview schedule and it was analysed using frequencies and percentage. In the present study showed that majority (40.84%) of the respondents belonged to the age group 35- 50 years, illiterates (34.20%) with agriculture (43.33%) as occupation, highest percentage were belonged to the income category of less than Rs. 60,000 (63.30%), with low extension contact (91.67%) and medium information seeking behavior (63.33%). Maximum (95.84%) number of the respondents had high level of awareness on hygiene practices followed by more than half (58.34%) of the respondents had medium level of awareness on exercise and physical activities. Highest percent (70.00%) of the respondents had high level of awareness on healthy diet and most (46.67%) of them were had medium level of awareness on illness and diseases.
Pages: 272-275  |  314 Views  45 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sneha C Jalihal, Dr. M Prasuna, Dr. R Geetha Reddy and Dr. T Supraja. A study on awareness level of rural women regarding health aspects in Telangana state. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(9S): 272-275.
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