A STUDY OFSOCIODEMOGRAPHIC, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICSASSOCIATED WITHADOLESCENT PREGNANCYFROM TEA GARDEN COMMUNITY OF SIVASAGAR, ASSAM:CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY
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Introduction: The World Health Organization (W.H.O), defines adolescence as the period of life between 10 to 19 years (1). Early marriage a hidden, yet known practice in several regions of the world has been a major public health threat where the girl experiences number of health, social, economic, and emotional problems in the form of adolescent pregnancy, synonymously termed teenage pregnancy.
Methodology: A descriptive community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in a tea garden community of Sivsagar district from February 2020 to May 2020. Sample size was estimated at 282. Data was collected using pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire. Variables like socio-demographic characteristics, income of the participant and family members, family size and school drop-out reason were analysed using descriptive statistics.
Results and Discussion: In the present study, out of total of 330 eligible participants selected randomly from 12 Tea estates of Sivasagar district, 15.45 % of them were under the age group of 11-16 years and 84.55% belonged from 17-19 years. 82 % were from Other Backward Class, while rest only 18 %. The mental health status shows that out of 330 participants, 41, 91 and 8 had Ã‚Â“extremely severeÃ‚Â” signs of depression, anxiety and stress respectively.
Conclusion: This study reflects adolescent pregnancy as a threat to society and demands a thorough exploration. Despite government schemes and legislations, it continues to be prevalent in community.
[Priyangshu Sagar Dehingia and Angela Priyanka Gogoi (2023); A STUDY OFSOCIODEMOGRAPHIC, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICSASSOCIATED WITHADOLESCENT PREGNANCYFROM TEA GARDEN COMMUNITY OF SIVASAGAR, ASSAM:CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Apr). 907-917] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16741
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16741
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