A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEALTH AND NUTRITION OF THE HILL KORWAS OF SURGUJA DISTRICT, CHHATTISGARH: AN ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENTJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Authors : Irshad Khan Nagma Parvin; Somen Kumar Pradhan.;
Page : 91-95
Keywords : Hill Korwa Tribe Knowledge Health Nutrition.;
The present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge about health and nutrition of the Hill Korwa Tribe of Surguja district, Chhattisgarh. Hill Korwa is one of the PVTGs of Chhattisgarh. A total of 307 households (142 males and 165 females) of Surguja district were selected purposively and interviewed through the help of a pre-tested structured scheduled for the collection of data on health and nutrition education. The results shows that nutritional knowledge of the Hill Korwas was unsatisfactory and they need in-depth education on nutrition and intervention programmes for holistic development of tribal people of Chhattisgarh. The present study was states that nearly 1% of them have very good knowledge about basic ideas on health and nutrition and also highlights the knowledge about conservation of nutrients. Out of the results it was states that both males and females have good idea about it, but the knowledge about nutrition for vulnerable groups is poor among most of the males and females of Hill Korwas. One of the important issues is that good knowledge about health and hygiene is present only 8% among males and only 10.3% among females. However, it may be inferred after assessing overall scores that in all cases score of knowledge about the health and nutrition among the females is quite better than males of Hill Korwa tribes.
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