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Socio-cultural factors affecting anemia and their effects on mother, and child health in rural areas of district Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan  [2010]

Batool, Z. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology) Zafar, M.I. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology) Maann, A.A. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology) Ali, T. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Agriculture Extension)

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This present study was conducted to investigate socio-cultural factors and their effects on mother, child health. Cross-Sectional study was conducted in rural areas of District Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. A random sample of 400 mothers aged 18-49 with at least one child (under five year) was taken through probability sampling design to explore causes of anemia in mother and children. Blood samples of mothers and children were obtained to know of hemoglobin. Descriptive, inferential and multivariate analysis was carried out to explore the research objectives. It was found that with the increase of mother education and family income, the symptoms of anemia decreased and level of hemoglobin increased both for the mother and child. Gender preferences, attitudes towards utilization of health facilities, smoking and gender based violence were also found significant affecting the mothers and children health.

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0552-9034

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