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Social determinants of good hand-washing practice (GHP) among adolescents in a rural Indian community.
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PMID:  23455687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 5 randomly selected villages to assess prevalence of good hand-washing practice (GHP) among adolescents, and describe the social determinants. The prevalence of adolescent GHP was 32.1% (95% CI = 27.1, 37.1). Logistic regression established 5 significant positive predictors-maternal GHP, presence of sanitary latrine, availability of soap at hand-washing locations, in-house water supply, and higher per capita income. Our research provides a scope for better understanding of the socioeconomic determinants of GHP in a rural Indian setting, and may find implications in the Total Sanitation Campaign launched by Government of India.
Madhumita Dobe; Ram Narayan Mandal; Ayan Jha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5057     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:    2013 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-04     Completed Date:  2013-05-22     Revised Date:  2014-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hand Disinfection / standards*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice* / ethnology
India / epidemiology
Logistic Models
Mother-Child Relations
Rural Population
Socioeconomic Factors

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