URBAN HEALTH AND SANITATIONS OF THE BELOW POVERTY LINE FAMILIESJournal: SRJ'S FOR HUMANITY SCIENCES & ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2014-05-04
Authors : G.R. Rathod; Athing Ningshen; Vijay Koli;
Page : 2259-2273
Keywords : Urban Health and Sanitations;
The urban below poverty line (BPL) family’s health problems is a cumulative result of inadequate shelter, lack of clean water, sanitation and sewage dispos al systems. Moreover, poor health is a major determinant of household vulnerability. Serious illness of the health demands of a sickly child, or an aging or any family member push poor households to insurmountable levels of poverty. The data is obtained from 370 below poverty line families from 12100 household of 27 wards of Imphal Municipal council by using Krejcie and Morgan models for determining the size of the samples. The present research objectives are an attempt to explore and examine the conditi ons of living spaces, foods habits, health care and sanitations of the urban BPL families in Imphal city. In this study the health and sanitations are analyzed on the health - related issues of housing density and space; contaminated water and food; economic inconsequence of health care as well as poor drainage and garbage collection and inadequate sanitation, etc.
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