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An assessment of behavior change regarding milk consumption in families consuming unpasteurized milk from street vendors in slum areas of Indore district

Salil Sakalle, Sunil Guleri, Sanjay Dixit, Anil Bhagwat, Harish Shukla, Suraj Sirohi.


Abstract

Background: Consumption of unpasteurized milk is fairly common in Indian society which may lead to various health problems like Brucellosis, anthrax etc.

Aims & Objective: To educate and motivate people for use of packed and pasteurized milk.

Materials and Methods: This was cross sectional study done in urban slums of Indore. The study done in 120 families, 30 families were selected randomly from each slum who used milk from street vendors. Milk samples were collected from these families for quality testing. Educational intervention regarding advantages of pasteurized milk was given and repeat survey after one month was done to observe behaviour change. Statistical analysis done by chi square test, Mac Nemar test with p value

Key words: Behaviour; Infections; Intervention; Pasteurization; Quality






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