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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018, 2(2), 80-83
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-2-2-7
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Self-Reported-Health (SRH) Status of Tribal Female: A Comparative Study in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal

Samarpita Koley1, and Parikshit Chakraborty2

1Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore -721102, West Bengal India

2Anthropological Survey Of India, Field Station Ranchi, Kadru, Ranchi-834002, Jharkhand, India

Pub. Date: November 20, 2018

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Samarpita Koley and Parikshit Chakraborty. Self-Reported-Health (SRH) Status of Tribal Female: A Comparative Study in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018; 2(2):80-83. doi: 10.12691/jsa-2-2-7


Self-rating of health is among the most frequently measured health observations. Tribes are confined to economic and social backwardness and it is one of the important problems which directly or indirectly related with health. The aim of this study is to compare into two different tribal communities’ on the basis of self-rated health (SRH) with respect to differences in age group. Therefore, the authors treat self-rating health status as the primary indicators for measuring of the health status on different age group among tribal adult female of Oraon and Munda community under Midanpore Sadar Block of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal. However, Self-rating health status had been evaluated which refers to both a single question such as “in general, would you say about your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” Data have been collected by interview technique and observation method with the help of structured questionnaire schedules. The study demonstrate that, on average, the Munda female under study rated healthier status of their health compared to the Oraon female counterparts under area. Moreover, the present study may be raising the issues on tribal health status and concern about health for further anthropological study to the future researches.

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