Personal Hygiene Practices and Morbidity Pattern among A Tribal Primary School Children Of Maharashtra

Authors

  • Ashish Wasudeo Khobragade1 , Ninad Nagrale2, Mohd. Junaid1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13693

Keywords:

Personal hygiene, morbidity, tribal, primary school

Abstract

Background: Scholastic performance of the child depends upon the overall health of the child. Methods:
A cross sectional study was conducted among 162 tribal school children. Results: Prevalence of anaemia
was 54.9%. Second most common morbidity was dental caries (31.48%) followed by underweight (27.77%)
Head louse infestation was common among girl students. Conclusions: Most common morbidities present
among primary school children of a tribal school were anaemia, dental caries, underweight and refractive
errors. Girl students had better hygiene than boys.

Author Biography

Ashish Wasudeo Khobragade1 , Ninad Nagrale2, Mohd. Junaid1

1
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Medical Sciences,
Bhilai, 2
Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Datta Meghe Medical College,
Nagpur

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Ashish Wasudeo Khobragade1 , Ninad Nagrale2, Mohd. Junaid1. (2020). Personal Hygiene Practices and Morbidity Pattern among A Tribal Primary School Children Of Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1939-1943. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13693