IJCRR - 7(4), February, 2015
Awareness regarding child care and sanitation: A generation dependent comparison among mothers of Purba
and Paschim Medinipur districts, West Bengal
Author: Madhumita Guria, Kausik Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Ray, Debidas Ghosh
Objectives: The study focuses the awareness level of mothers of previous and present generations about child care and sanitation in families of remote villages of Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur with low socio-economic condition.
Methods and materials: The study was completed by pre-tested structured questionnaire method. In this study 1330 mothers were randomly selected out of which 430 mothers from previous generation and 900 mothers from present generation were included. The remote villages of Purba and Paschim Medinipur districts of West Bengal were selected as study areas.
Results: The result shows that there are not so much awareness about child care and sanitation in these remote villages. Mothers of present generation are found with more awareness than mothers of previous generation in all respect. Educational level, cast and occupational variation as well as exposure to the mass media plays a vital role for awareness generation about child care and sanitation among mothers.
Conclusion: Government authority should take proper steps for the improvement of child care and sanitation through campaigning among family members as children are the backbone of the nation.
Keywords: Sanitation, Low socio-economic groups, Hygiene, Educational level, Mass media
Madhumita Guria, Kausik Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Ray, Debidas Ghosh. Awareness regarding child care and sanitation: A generation dependent comparison among mothers of Purba
and Paschim Medinipur districts, West Bengal International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(4), February, 08-13
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