Vol. 5, Issue 9 (2018)
An observational study on environmental sanitation in NTR Nagar, Nellore
Author(s): Elizabeth Jasmine, V Jayanthi, N Subhashini, Dr. Indira Arumugam
Abstract: Sanitation is one of the determinants of quality of life and human development index. It is a fundamental health service without which there cannot be any improvement in the state of community health. Improving the sanitation within a community leads to an improvement in health. Thus sanitation is an integral component of environmental protection which ensures a productive life. The Present descriptive observational study conducted among 100 houses in NTR Nagar, Nellore. Houses were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. Informed consent for observation of household was obtained from head of the family. Data was collected by using observation check list regarding environmental sanitation. Data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The study results show that the levels of hygiene regarding observation of environmental sanitation, 53 (53%) are having poor environmental hygiene and 47 (47%) are having good environmental hygiene. The study emphasized regarding the need for regular education and motivation of community for practicing good sanitation and hygiene.