International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward malaria risk and prevention among the people of Koraput district, Odisha


Prakash Padhan, Basanta Kumar Bindhani, Jayanta Kumar Nayak

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. It is one of the most prevalent disorders worldwide. India ranked the fourth highest number of death cases. The majority of malaria cases are reported from eastern and central part of the country and from states which have forest, hilly and tribal areas. In Odisha more than two third of malaria cases are reported from ten southern district i.e. Koraput, Balangir, Kalahandi. The present study aims to access the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) about malaria among the individuals in Koraput district of Odisha. This is a cross-sectional study and 1369 respondents were recruited randomly from Koraput district. Data regarding demographic and KAP were collected by using pretested schedules. The study found a significant number of respondents have a good knowledge about malaria. However, the attitude and practice to eradicate malaria was not satisfactory. So there found to be a gap between knowledge and practices among the respondents.
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