“A Study On Health Awareness Among Tribal Women In North Coastal Districts Of Andhra Pradesh”

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Dr. T. Sharon Raju , Alajangi Asha


Adivasis, often known as "original inhabitants" or "indigenous peoples," are the approximately 17 million Scheduled Tribe people of India. The term "Scheduled Tribes" refers to a legal designation. The United Nations considers the Scheduled Tribes indigenous, accounting for 08.20% of the Indian population. Most are underprivileged and suffer from poor literacy and health care, starvation, and malnutrition. According to Census-2011, the number of scheduled tribes in India is 10 42 81, 034. It is 8.6% of the total population of India. This questionnaire consists of 36 items covered on emotional and reproductive health perception. For measuring the perceptions of women towards emotional and reproductive health, The researcher, selected four areas viz., 1) Emotional Symptoms, 2) Depression and Anxiety, and 3) General Health. 4) Physical illness. These four areas are divided into eight subcategories. a) Depressed mood, b) Somatic Symptoms, c) Anxiety/fear, d) vasomotor symptoms, e) Sleep Problems, f) Sexual Behavior, g) Menstrual Symptoms, and h) Memory and concentration. According to this research work, results are shown. The age of tribal women does not significantly affect their health awareness. The birth order of tribal women does not significantly affect their health awareness.

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