Relation between Socioeconomic Status of Parents and Health of Children

Mohd. Zulkifle, Abdul Haseeb Ansari, Manchala Ramesh

Abstract


The wealth of country in terms of man power totally depends upon the children, the future citizen. Apart from this, children also determine the socio-cultural values of the future. Physical, mental and social well beings of the children are closely related to the socioeconomic well beings of the parents. To know the Relationship between socioeconomic status of parents and health of children of Government primary school of Bangalore, a one-time observational cross sectional study was conducted in the three primary schools of Kottigepalya. 456 children were included in the study. A complete physical examination of the children was done and deviations from normal were recorded. A large number, 319 (69.96%), school children were found to be sick, in which 39 (12.23%) children were belonging to SES lower middle (III), 239 (74.92%) were to SES upper lower (IV) and 41 (12.85%) children were to SES lower (V). This results show that the SES of parents is truly affects the health of children.



Keywords


School Children, School Health Services, Health Appraisal, Socioeconomic Status

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