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Social and Health Profile of a Tea Garden Workers in Bangladesh
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Volume 5, 2017
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 37-40   |   Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2017   |   Follow on         
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Sayeed Mahmud, Department of Community Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Abu Zafar Mahmudul Haq, Department of Business Administration, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Nazmun Nahar, Image Social Welfare Organization, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Masud Rana, Department of Medicine, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
Kamrun Nahar, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
The aim of the study is to evaluate the socio demographical differentials and health seeking behavior of tea garden worker at New Datmara Tea estate at Fatikchari, Chittagong, Bangladesh. The study covered 200 workers. It was revealed from the study that majority of the respondents belonged to age group 20-29 years. Major proportion of the respondents was male. Monthly expenditure of the respondents (70.50%) were BDT 5000. Most of the respondents were married (91%) and 9% were unmarried. Thirty nine percent of the respondents had been working for more than 15 years. Eighty four percent of the respondents worked for 7-10 hours daily. About 82.50% of the respondents had various diseases. Incase of health seeking behavior, 83.50% respondents used safe drinking water but most of the respondents are not conscious of their health care. The study concludes by providing some recommendations for a better life of the respondents.
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