Exploring the Impacts of Slum Dwelling for Indian Women

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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Maya Laxmi
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-12T14:26:53Z
dc.date.available2015-02-12T14:26:53Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/32074
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2769
dc.description.abstractBackground: Urbanization is increasing around the world, and in India this trend has translated into an increase in the size of slum dwellings. Slum environments may have a negative effect on human health, in particular women’s health. The objective of the study is to determine factors associated with Indian women’s health in slum environments. Methods: The relationship between women’s health, measured by BMI, and demographic, behavioural, and socioeconomic factors was statistically modelled. A multiple linear regression was performed, using data from the India National Family Health Survey. Results: Increasing BMI is significantly and positively associated with: frequency of watching television, having diabetes, age, wealth index, and residency status in the areas of New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu. Conclusion: While belonging to a scheduled tribe was not associated with changes in BMI, unadjusted rates suggest that tribal status may be worthy of deeper investigation. Among slum dwellers, there is a double-burden of under-nutrition and over-nutrition. Therefore a diverse set of interventions will be required to improve the health outcomes of these women.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectSlum dwelling
dc.subjectWomen’s health
dc.subjectIndian women
dc.subjectTribe in slums
dc.titleExploring the Impacts of Slum Dwelling for Indian Women
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentSciences de la santé/ Health Sciences
dc.contributor.supervisorDeonandan, Raywat
dc.contributor.supervisorFoster, Angel
dc.degree.nameMSc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
uottawa.departmentSciences de la santé/ Health Sciences
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