International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part E (2015)
Knowledge and Attitude towards Polio among Muslim Community: A Correlative Study
The Malda district in the state of West Bengal is a poor, Muslim dominated backward district. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Malda district as one of the country's 250 most backward districts. According to 2011 Census, the literacy rate of this district is 62.71%, less than National average of 74.04. By religion, it is Muslim dominated district with 52.05% believers of Islam, 46.97% Hindus and 0.98% Others. In this context, the present study was carried out in Malda district of West Bengal to find out the correlation, if any, between knowledge and attitude towards polio due to location variation and gender among Muslim community people in Malda district, West Bengal.rnPurposive random sampling method was employed for data collection from Muslim community people of Malda district, West Bengal with the help of self-constructed tools for knowledge and attitude towards polio. A low and positive correlation was found between knowledge and attitude towards polio among the rural male Muslim community people. The magnitude of knowledge and attitude increases with the increase of educational status. Similar result was found in case of their female counterpart, but the change in the score value with the increase of educational status was not uniform, slight variation was noted. Urban male and female shows the same trend of low positive correlation with slight non-uniformity of increase in score value in case of former type of population.
How to cite this article:
Md. Afsar Ali, Deb Prasad Sikdar. Knowledge and Attitude towards Polio among Muslim Community: A Correlative Study. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(8):282-287.