DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20184812

A cross sectional study to find out the health seeking behaviour of brick kiln workers

Rufiat Kazi, Mangala M. Bote

Abstract


Background: This study was designed to assess the factors associated with the health seeking behaviour of brick kiln workers and to acquire an in depth understanding of their health.

Methods: 420 brick kiln workers who were eligible for the study were interviewed using a semi structured, pre-designed, pre-tested interviewer administered questionnaire. Statistical analysis used: SPSS version 20.

Results: 48.9% showed good health seeking behavior while 51.1% showed poor health seeking behavior. 69.4% more than 40 years, 38.2% in the age group of 26-40 years and 40.2% in the age group of 18-25 years showed good health seeking behaviour.

Conclusions: Good health seeking behavior was seen in older age groups, females and bigaaris.


Keywords


Brick kiln, Health seeking behaviour, Migrants, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices

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