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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 158) Last page : ( 176)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

Health Status of Tribes: A Comparitive Study on the Health Status of Tribes (Irular Community) In Agali and Pudussery Grampanchayath of Palakkad Disrtict

Dr. Sujathan P. K.*, Nandhiniswari S**

*Asst Professor, Dept of Economics, Govt Victoria College, Palakkad, Kerala

**P.G. Student, Dept of Economics, Govt Victoria College, Palakkad, Kerala

Online published on 20 November, 2021.


India has the second largest concentration of tribal communities in the world next to Africa according to 2011 census. Health status refers quality of life and health care that indicates health is closely linked to essentials of living of a human individual. The main aim of the present study is to compare the health status among the Irular community living under the Agali and Pudusery Gram Panchayath of Palakkad district. Additionally aims to find out the frequency of knowledge of Concern about Health. The present study was conducted among the Irulars from Agali and Pudussery Gram panchayths of Plakkad district. Using the Multi stage purposive random sampling method 50 Irulars (equally distributed into two Panchayaths) were selected. Use of both primary and secondary data was made to understand the health status of Tribes. From the study it was revealed that Irulars of Agali and Pudussery panchayath showed more percentage of occurrence of communicable diseases than non- communicable diseases.



Health status, Irulars, Agali, Pudussery, Health problems.


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