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Natl J Community Med. 2013; 4(2): 318-320


A Study to Assess the Level of Living and Awareness and Practices Regarding MCH Care in a Remote Tribal Village of Udaipur District

Arun Kumar, Shalabh Sharma, Chandra Prakash Sharma, Suresh Chandra Meghwal.

Abstract
"Introduction: Cultural patterns, lifestyle and health seeking behavior of tribal population observed to vary a lot in previous studies. Health awareness and the level of living observed to be poor among tribal people.
Objective: Present study was done in order to assess the level of living with emphasis on awareness and prevalent practices regarding Maternal and Child Health care among the tribal population of a remote village.
Methodology: A family based community health survey was done in a tribal village Bakhel of Udaipur. Data collected by observation on a pre designed and pre structured interview schedule of mostly female heads of all the families consented.
Results: Only 20% of male heads are literate and female literacy much lower, 60 s% families preferred to deliver at home, 62% of families had no knowledge about child immunization, 61% of children found to have some grade of malnutrition.
Conclusion: Most of the tribal villagers are Illiterate; have poor awareness regarding availability of MCH services, routine immu-nization and family planning methods."

Key words: Community health survey, MCH, Tribal



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