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Title

Awareness on mosquito borne diseases among urban & rural population in Northern Gujarat

Authors

B. Mahalakshmi1,*, N. Sivasubramanian1, Payal Vaghela1, Patel Divyankakumari Navinbhai1, Patel hetal vasanthbhai1, G.Ramalakshmi2, Gurav Priyanka Rajeshbhai1 & KJ Shaijo1

 

Affiliation

1Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 2Department of Community health Nursing, College of Nursing, S.G.R.R University, Dehradun, Uttarkhand - 248001, India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

B. Mahalakshmi - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

N. Sivasubramanian -E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Payal Vaghela - E-mail: ptvaghela.fn@spu.ac.in

Patel Divyankakumari Navinbhai - E-mail: divyankapatel3931@gmail.com

Patel hetal vasanthbhai - E-mail: hetal4535@gmail.com

G.Ramalakshmi - E-mail: dean.sn@sgrru.ac.in

Gurav Priyanka Rajeshbhai - E-mail: prgurav.fn@spu.ac.in

KJ Shaijo - E-mail: shaijo50@gmail.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received June 2, 2022; Revised July 31, 2022; Accepted July 31, 2022, Published July 31, 2022

 

Abstract

It is of interest to examine the awareness and precautions of urban and rural residents on a number of mosquito-borne diseases (MBD). A sample of 300 adult people (Rural 150+Urban 150) was selected from Mahesana district of North Gujarat. Majority of samples (47.3 %) had average, 16% poor and 36.7% had good level of awareness in urban areas. In rural areas majority of the samples (40.67%) had average, 28%poor and 31.33% had good level of awareness. (67.3%) urban population were using mosquito repellent liquids and creams and (68.6%) of rural population were using mosquito net. Data shows that both urban and rural populations have moderate awareness on Mosquito Borne Diseases and majority is taking precaution towards these conditions. Data also revealed that there is no significant difference between urban & rural populationís precaution measures against Mosquito borne diseases.

 

Keywords

Awareness, Precaution, Comparison, Mosquito Borne Diseases

 

Citation

Mahalakshmi et al. Bioinformation 18(7): 640-644 (2022)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.