Morbidity Profile of Female Domestic Workers in an Urban Slum of Central Delhi

Akanksha Tomar, Jugal Kishore

Abstract


Objective: This study attempted to assess the morbidity profile of female domestic workers living in an urban slum of Central Delhi.

Methods: A community based cross-sectional study using a pretested questionnaire was conducted. House to house survey of an urban slum was done, to interview women working as domestic help assessing their morbidity profile.

Results: A total of 100 female domestic workers were interviewed. Most prevalent morbidity reported was anaemia, followed by musculoskeletal discomfort, genitourinary ailments, dental problems and hypertension. 63% of the subjects reported 2-5 co-morbidities.

Conclusion: The domestic female workers suffer from a multitude of health problems which need recognition from prospect of their occupational risk.


Keywords


Cross-sectional study, Morbidity, Urban

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