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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part C (2022)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding indoor air pollution and its impact on health among women in selected village Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding indoor air pollution and its impact on health among women in selected village Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab

Author(s)
Kanika
Abstract
Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Indoor air pollution refers to the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within the home, buildings or an institute or commercial facility. The current study aimed to assess the knowledge regarding indoor air pollution among women, to assess the impact on health regarding indoor air pollution among women, to find out the correlation between knowledge and impact on health regarding indoor air pollution among women and to determine the association between knowledge and impact with selected socio-demographic variables. Research approach was “Quantitative research approach” with “Descriptive design” was selected to conduct the study on Sarabha village of district Ludhiana, Punjab. Purposive Sampling Technique (non – probability) was adopted for selecting the 100 women between the age group of 30 – 60 years. The findings of the study revealed that maximum number of women (45%) had excellent knowledge and highest impact was found (42%) of watery eyes and lowest impact (0%) of emphysema on women. Co-efficient of correlation between knowledge score and impact on health score was negative (- 0.050) at level of significance 0.05. Therefore, it was concluded that women having excellent knowledge regarding indoor air pollution but their impact on health was negatively correlated.
Pages: 193-195  |  375 Views  81 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kanika. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding indoor air pollution and its impact on health among women in selected village Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(2):193-195.
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