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Socio-Economic Condition and Health Status of Urban Slums: A Case Study of Jogo Chak, Sialkot

Journal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 279-284

Keywords : Socio-economic condition; poverty; sanitation; health; households;

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People living in slum areas are very poor. Their socio-economic condition does not allow them to live a healthy life. They do not have access to sanitation. They cannot get safe water of water supply. They have to live in adverse conditions so why these areas had to face many health issues. The main purpose of this study was to find out socio-economic condition and health status of urban slums of Sialkot. Data was collected from 105 respondents by survey research method. Respondents were selected by random sampling. A well-structured questionnaire was used to collect information. Data was analyzed through SPSS. Research found that people living in urban slums had bad living conditions. Owing to bad hygienic condition, health status of households was also not satisfactory. Morbidity rate was very high among studied population. It was concluded that people lived with low socio-economic conditions due to which they had to face health issues.

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