A Study on the Population Health Indicators in Al-Zuwain Village-Basrah

Abstract

OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND The present report exhibits the results of a household survey conducted in Al- Zuwain Village. The village is located in the north of Basrah city. The main purpose of the survey was to provide basic information on health status, health action and other aspects of the studied population. PATIENT AND METHODS A sample of 181 households occupied by 1431 individuals were visited and interviewed in details on their health related aspects. A special questionnaire form was used to collect the data by the investigator assisted by local people. RESULTS Overall, children aged less than 15 years represent 41.6%, People aged 65 years and higher represent 2.5% only. Gender-wise, slight excess in females was noticed. Regarding health status, out of the total population studied, 187(13.1%) reported some sort of acute illness for different systems of the body and 1244 (86.9%) did not report any illness during the same recall period. Females complaining of acute illness, in general, during the two weeks were 116 (15.9%) compared to 71 (10.1%) of males. Respiratory system ranked the top in incidence of acute illness in both sexes (males 39 or 5.5% and females 67 or 9.2%). Chronic diseases was reported by 165 (11.5%) of the studied population with hypertension and diabetes mellitus occupying the top ranks of the list in both sexes. People with acute illnesses consulted primary health centre in most of instances of initial action (65.2%), followed by private clinics (21.4%). CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION It is highly advised that staff in all primary health care centres to support their work with regular household surveys for specific purposes they set up to support their work. Increasing demand on health care services is expected in the future in the light of the demographic and health characteristics. This necessitates the expansion of the local health care to better respond to population needs. Reproductive health component of the care is one targeted component.

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Dr. Abdulraheem Abdulameer Mohammed, Dr. Zainab Abdull Majeed Alwan, Dr. Mazinmohammadjawad Al-Mussawy

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  • EP ID EP670866
  • DOI 10.24247/ijesroct20195
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Dr. Abdulraheem Abdulameer Mohammed, Dr. Zainab Abdull Majeed Alwan, Dr. Mazinmohammadjawad Al-Mussawy (2019). A Study on the Population Health Indicators in Al-Zuwain Village-Basrah. International Journal of Educational Science and Research (IJESR), 9(5), 43-58. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-670866