Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Health Scenario of Urban Slum and Non-Slum in India
Gulnawaz Usmani, Prof. Mrs. Nighat Ahmad

India has the second largest urban population in the world. Among the urban poor population only 40 per cent of under 3 year children were completely immunized in 2004-05, 54 per cent of under five years were stunted. Thus this paper seeks to examine the large disparities within the urban population in health related indicators for India and for some of its selected states. It shows the disparities for child and maternal health. The paper also shows the poor performance in some health related indicators in slum and non-slum population- for instance under-five mortality rate. The increasing population in urban India and the poor health condition of slum and non-slum population makes the present study more relevant and useful for further research.

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