International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B (2020)

Assessment of knowledge and practices regarding drinking water and sanitation among residents of district Amritsar

Author(s): Dr. Kritika Bansal
Abstract: Introduction: Health risks are often exacerbated by poor sanitation. Sanitation is practically related to safe water and is a way of life. It is the quality of living that is expressed in the clean home, the clean farm, the clean business, the clean neighborhood and the clean community. Being a way of life it must come from within the people; it is nourished by knowledge and grows as an obligation and an ideal in human relation.
Aims and Objective: To study knowledge and practice of water and sanitation.
Material and Methods: It was cross sectional study conducted in field practice area of SGRD medical college. Residents who were available and willing to participate in study were included.
Statistical Analysis: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 25 and valid conclusions were drawn Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 25 and valid conclusions were drawn.
Results: Most of the participants were females and belonged to Sikh religion. 99% of the participants had knowledge that drinking water should be stored in covered vessels. People had knowledge about washing hands before eating and after eating but very few of them are doing it in practice.
Conclusion: Most of the participants had right knowledge and practice about drinking water and sanitation. Knowledge and practice of drinking water and sanitation is increasing with educational status of the respondents.
Pages: 75-80  |  733 Views  141 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kritika Bansal. Assessment of knowledge and practices regarding drinking water and sanitation among residents of district Amritsar. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(1):75-80. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1b.117
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine