Volume 5, Issue 2 (Summer 2001)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2001, 5(2): 42-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Asefzadeh S, Joafshani M, Samieefard F, Kalantari Z. Situation analysis of the health of Ab-Gilack slum area of Qazvin. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2001; 5 (2) :42-51
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Background: During the past two decades the slum areas around Qazvin city has grown and the health-care of these areas is of great importance. Objective: To analyze the health condition of Ab-Gilack slum area of Qazvin during 1998-99. Methods: The data regarding 288 families, settling in this area were collected using direct observation and interview with the people. The data were recorded in structured questionnaires. Findings: The average family size in the area is 6 and 43.8% of the population were under 15 years of age. About 71.5% of the houses are in normal health condition. Only 43.7% of married women use contraceptive methods. Findings indicated rather bad environment of sanitation and swage. Conclusion: Seeking ways for the community’s participation to improve their living environment and health should be prioritized in the health planning of these areas.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Community Medicine

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