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IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 222-229


Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India

Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti.

Abstract
Background: Dengue, an acute febrile illness has become a major public health problem leading to increase in the disease burden in terms of disability and deaths.

Objectives: To assess and compare the knowledge of dengue among adults in urban and rural population.

Materials and Methods: Cross Sectional Study was done among urban and rural population for six months. The study participants were the adult (>18 years) population residing in the urban and rural areas for more than a year. Information was obtained using questionnaire and results were analyzed by descriptive statistics.

Results: Of the 200 study participants, majority 144 (72%) were literates and 93 (46.5%) belonged to low socio-economic status. Majority of the participants (84%) cited mosquito bite as the commonest mode of spread. When asked about the symptoms, 63.5% told fever is the commonest and 32% did not know any of the symptoms. When knowledge of preventive measures against mosquitoes was analyzed, 50% told it can be prevented by using repellants and 37% told by avoiding water stagnation. When knowledge scores were assessed, 57 (70.37%) in the urban areas possessed sufficient knowledge on dengue when compared to 24 (29.63%) in the rural area (Highly Significant p<0.0001).

Conclusion: In spite of dengue being a very common arthropod-borne viral disease, there is insufficient knowledge in the community. Hence measures should be undertaken to improve the awareness of dengue through intense health education campaigns.

Key words: Adults, Dengue, Knowledge, Literacy, Rural, Urban


 
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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 222-229.


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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 222-229.



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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. IJHRS. (2013), [cited May 27, 2022]; 2(4): 222-229.



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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti (2013) Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. IJHRS, 2 (4), 222-229.



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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. 2013. Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 2 (4), 222-229.



Chicago Style

Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. "Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 2 (2013), 222-229.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti. "Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 2.4 (2013), 222-229. Print.



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Pracheth Raghuveer, Mayur S Sherkhane, Jayprakash V Chowti (2013) Comparative Study of Dengue Knowledge among Adults of Urban and Rural Population in India. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 2 (4), 222-229.



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