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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1079) Last page : (1086)
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Knowledge on Reproductive Health of Tribal and Non Tribal (Rural) Mothers

Pooja Patil* and Sunanda Itagi

Department of Human Development and Family STUDIES, College of Community Science
University of agricultural Sciences, Dharawad- 580005, Karantaka, India
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Received: 5.11.2018  |  Revised: 30.11.2018   |  Accepted: 6.12.2018  



Reproductive health represents overall health condition of a women population. Reproductive health is associated with a wide range of issues including the sexual health of an individual or of a community and the condition of the environment. The reproductive role and knowledge regarding the process of gestation, birth, breastfeeding and child-rearing, among women influences their health status. Knowledge on reproductive health was elicited during 2017 from, 120 (60 tribal and 60 non tribal) mothers through random sampling technique from six villages of Dharwad and Uttar Kannda Districts, Karnataka. Throughinterview schedule demographic characteristics of mothers were noted. Knowledge on reproductive health was assessed, by self-structured questionnaire. The reliability of the structured questionnaire was found to be 0.75. The preference rating was given as scoring and the total score of knowledge on reproductive health were divided into three categories like low (0-53), medium (54-107) and high (108-160). The knowledge of reproductive health of tribal and non-tribal mothers was studied using differential research design. Correlation analysis was used to know the relationship between education and knowledge on reproductive health of mothers. The findings revealed that, highly significant difference was observed between tribal and non tribal mothers. Non tribal mothers possessed more knowledge on reproductive health as compared to tribal mothers. Education of the tribal and non tribal mothers were significantly related to the knowledge on reproductive health. This indicates that, higher the education, better the knowledge on reproductive health. Hence education awareness regarding reproductive health enhances the quality of life of the women.

Key words: Reproductive health, Tribal mothers, Non tribal (rural) mothers.

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Cite this article: Patil, P. and Itagi, S., Knowledge on Reproductive Health of Tribal and Non Tribal (Rural) Mothers, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1079-1086 (2018). doi: