The Effect of Poverty on Women’s Health in Khewra City, Pakistan


Poverty has been increasing in Pakistan since the 1990s, after declining during the previous two decades. However, Pakistan bears a high burden of poverty-related communicable diseases, exacerbated by malnutrition and material risks. The aim at the present study is to find out the impact of poverty on women health. Present study was conducted in the district khewra.Three localties (low,medium and high social class) were selected for data collection. A multi-stage sampling techniques were be applied for data collection. At the first stage three localities low,medium and high social classes were selected randomly from the selected khewra city,at the second stage six mohalas (two from each localty) were selected randomly and the third stage 12 respondents(20 from each mohala) were selected randomly were collected with the help of a well-designed interview schedule, collected information were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. It was found the health facilities, while 47.5% of the respondents faced health problem.Majority i.e. 70% of the respondents told that they did not face any miscarriage in their life.It was found a positive and significant association between education and income of the respondents with their health status. It is recommended that education level should be increase among women because awareness about their health and protective measures and more economic opportunities should be arrange for women.

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Asifa Batool, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Javed Ahmed Khan, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Munnazza Abbas Khan, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, University of Agriculture, Pakistan

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Conference: ECSS2015
Stream: Sociology

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