A study on pattern of Tobacco use among Rickshaw pullers of district Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mirza Adil Beig, Dr. Neena Gupta
The present study was undertaken to determine the associated factor related to tobacco chewing and to assess the physical problems due to tobacco chewing by using descriptive survey design and sample size 181 respondents were taken from population of research area and overall prevalence of tobacco use in the present study was 90.60% among all tobacco users, 20.4% workers use only khaini, 26.5% uses only chewing gutkha, zarda and khaini, and 64.60% workers used both. The maximum number of respondent aged between 20-30 year of age for tobacco use (47.5%) while the lowest number of respondent belong from above 50 year of age group (5.5%) and 25.4% belong from the 31-40 year of age group. There was higher rate of health problem among aged people as compared to other and daily income to 200-300 Rs. i.e. 66.9% fallowed by 23.2% earn only 200Rs. Daily while 2.8% earn rupees 300 and above. Among all the respondent earning 300 and less than this replied that they were not satisfied by their daily income. As per the data 16% of respondents were suffered by general problem, 10.5% suffered from malaria, 8.3% from UTI,6.6% respondents from piles, fallowed by typhoid 6.1% and 2.8% from tuberculosis and only 45.6% of respondents have taken the treatment regarding their problem while the others i.e. 21.7% have not taken the treatment.