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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92
Health And Morbidity Profile Of Khairwar Tribe With Special Emphasis On Infertility

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Research question: 1. What is the status of health and morbidity pattern of khairwar community? 2. What is the etiology of infertility? Objectives: 1. To study the cause of infertility in this tribal community. Study design: Cross- sectional. Sample size: 1345 Khairwar individuals . Setting: Four blocks of district Sidhi (M.P) Statistical analysis : ā€˜Zā€™ test & Chi square test . Results: A total of 1345 Khairwar individuals were clinically examined. Acute respiratory infection (ARI). Gastrointestinal tract infection (GIT), skin infection and malaria were the common morbidities found in preschool & school going children. 63% blood samples were found VDRL & TPHA reactive in adult population(18+age group) of Kusmi block indicating the high prevalence of syphilis. Approximately 35.4% preschool children were nutritionally normal.. Availability of health service through primary health services (PHC) for Khairwar & their utilization pattern was not up to the mark.

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