Awareness About Mosquito Borne Diseases in Community and Stakeholders in Urban Slums of Agra district

  • Viresh Kunver Singh Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2530-1718
  • Renu Agrawal Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Geetu Singh Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Keywords: Mosquito-borne diseases, knowledge, slum, community, stakeholders

Abstract

Background: Mosquito borne diseases of public health importance are complex. These diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Objective: To determine the knowledge and determinants about MBDs in community and stakeholders among slum dwellers of Agra. Materials and Methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted in urban slums of Agra city. A sample size of 400 participants and 100 stakeholders from Municipal Corporation, health department, community leaders and community representatives were interviewed. Results: Maximum participants were of age group 26-35 years (23.5%) followed by 36-45 years (21.5%), of those 57.25% and 42.75% were men and women respectively. Most of participants (96.75%) did not have any knowledge about types or names of mosquitoes (Aedes, Anopheles and Culex). More than 50% of participants reported that MBDs spreads through bite of infected mosquitoes followed by poor environmental hygiene (34.75%). Almost all stakeholders (98.0%) had knowledge about name of mosquitoes. 80% of stakeholders perceived their responsibility towards MBD prevention and control. Conclusion: Knowledge about mosquito borne diseases ranged from only 3% aware about types of mosquito, around 50% aware of breeding and habitats of mosquitoes with poor knowledge of larvae. Stakeholders had better awareness than community.

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Author Biographies

Renu Agrawal, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Professor, S.P.M deptt., S.N. Medical College, Agra, U.P.

Geetu Singh, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Assistant Professor, S.P.M deptt., S.N.Medical College, Agra, U.P.

Published
2021-03-31
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Singh VK, Agrawal R, Singh G. Awareness About Mosquito Borne Diseases in Community and Stakeholders in Urban Slums of Agra district. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2021Mar.31 [cited 2021May13];33(1):130 -138. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1881
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