International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)

As A Public Health Expert, Area Needs To Focus: Rural, Urban or Urban Slum

Author(s): Nilesh G Patel, Jay Patwa, Mk Lala
Abstract: The World Health Day theme for 2010 was “Urbanization and Health”.rnDifferences are unavoidable but inequities can never be justifiable or acceptable. Problems are in this all three rural, urban and urban slums. Urban have comparatively good picture but rural and urban slums have really serious condition and as developing country, India have to decide priorities among all this as have a limited resources. Cross sectional study and Meta-analysis with Sample size of 30 for assessment of child health, 30 for assessment of maternal health, families were selected randomly from urban, rural and urban slum – 30 from each and 30 for assessment of total expenditure on health, families were selected randomly from urban, rural and urban slum areas - 30 from each. For comparison of different health indicators different health survey data have used. Results of this study and also indicators in national health surveys shows Child health including immunization and nutrition status is significantly very good in urban areas in compare to rural area. Overall on the basis of findings of this study and present data available from various national health surveys, we can say that overall picture of urban area is better in comparison to rural and urban slum areas. Comparison of rural and urban slum areas shows that picture of rural and urban slum are more or less similar but urban slum have advantages like nearer to health care facilities, have good transportation, these areas are easy to reach due to this advantages, if proper focus given to these areas then we can make improvement with our limited resources
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