Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Impact of Socio Demographic Factors on Reproductive Health of Married Women in Reproductive Age Group



Address:   Yogita Amit Hiwarkar1*, Rathi H.B.2
1Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
2Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Objective: To assess the impact of socio demographic factors on reproductive health of married women of reproductive age group. Material and method: two hundred and twenty women of urban and one hundred and thirty two women of rural setting were taken as sample. Prior to study, consent of every participant was obtained. Data were collected in a preformed proforma. Variables : Age, literacy status, occupation, religion/caste, type of family, per capita income, presence of indebtedness, type of housing and accesses to safe drinking water and toilet etc. Observations : In urban area, RTI/STI were found to be more in age group of 15-24 yrs (59.2%), in illiterate women (69.8%), in working women(84%) and in women with joint families(66.1%) while in rural area RTI/STIs are found to be more in age group of 15-24 yrs (79.5%), in illiterate women (87%), in working women (71.9%) and in women with joint families (74.5%). No significant association was found between access to safe drinking water and toilet and RTI/STI in both urban and rural women.
KEYWORDS:
Reproductive health, indebtedness, Family, literacy.
Cite:
Yogita Amit Hiwarkar, Rathi HB. Impact of Socio Demographic Factors on Reproductive Health of Married Women in Reproductive Age Group. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2013; 5(3): 197-201.
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