Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237--239

Awareness and practices in relation to malaria in a tribal area in Kamrup district, Assam


Purabi Phukan 
 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, KBNIMS, Rouza-B, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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Purabi Phukan
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, KBNIMS, Rouza-B, Gulbarga, Karnataka
India

Morbidity and mortality due to malaria largely affects the tribal population in malaria endemic areas who are having poor knowledge regarding the disease. A community based cross sectional study was carried out among 150 tribal respondents in a tribal area of Kamrup, Assam with the objective to find out the awareness and practices among the tribal communities. Results revealed that they were aware about malaria symptoms (97.3%), treatment (94%), methods of prevention (88%) and diagnosis (68%). Most respondents did not avail government health services or DDT spray. Even with a satisfactory knowledge some misconceptions persisted.


How to cite this article:
Phukan P. Awareness and practices in relation to malaria in a tribal area in Kamrup district, Assam.Indian J Public Health 2009;53:237-239


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Phukan P. Awareness and practices in relation to malaria in a tribal area in Kamrup district, Assam. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];53:237-239
Available from: http://www.ijph.in/article.asp?issn=0019-557X;year=2009;volume=53;issue=4;spage=237;epage=239;aulast=Phukan;type=0