Effect of socio-medical parameters on fertility status of scheduled tribe women in Kashmir
Dr. Tanzila Hamid, Dr. Naheed Vaida
The study was undertaken to access effect of socio-medical factors on fertility status among Scheduled tribe women of Kashmir. The total number of 408 Scheduled Tribe women (Gujjar and Bakkerwal) in the reproductive age (18-45 years) from four districts of Kashmir i.e. Anantnag, Baramulla, Gandarbal and Srinagar were covered. Standard reproductive health status interview schedule as framed by NFHS-3 (National Family Health Survey) volume II 2005-2006 with selective modification as per requirement was used to collect data. The results revealed significant effect (P < 0.05) of Socio-medical factors likeeducational level, age at marriage, income and husband`s educational level on fertility status of respondents. Thus the study recommends improvement in literacy and socioeconomic status of the tribal people through implementation of various national level schemes.
Dr. Tanzila Hamid, Dr. Naheed Vaida. Effect of socio-medical parameters on fertility status of scheduled tribe women in Kashmir. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 11, 2017, Pages 197-200