International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART D
Study on personal hygiene practices among school going children in district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand
Author(s): Pratibha Singh, Chetna Jantwal, Shivani Bhardwaj and Rita Singh Raghuvanshi
The aim of present study is to investigate the personal hygiene practices among school going children. In the present study, sample size of 518school going children from class 6th to 12th were randomly selected from three different government schools of district Udham Singh Nagar. The sample included 313 female and 205 male. The data was collected through personal interview. The results revealed that 61.46 percent boys and 92.33 per cent girls were taking bath daily. Though 90.35 percent children brushed their teeth once a day but only 9.65 percent reported that they brushed their teeth twice a day which should be practiced by all. Only 75.09% children used to wash hands before meals among which only 17.99% used soap while cleaning hands. 41.12% children were still following open defecation practice which is a matter of concern. School children should be encouraged to practice good personal hygienic practices as good hygiene habits in childhood are a great foundation for good hygiene in the teenage years.
How to cite this article:
Pratibha Singh, Chetna Jantwal, Shivani Bhardwaj, Rita Singh Raghuvanshi. Study on personal hygiene practices among school going children in district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(1):224-226.