KAP of Male Youth regarding Health and Hygiene in Urban Slums of Twin Cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad
Keywords:knowledge, attitudes and practice, health and hygiene, youth, slums,
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth regarding health are considered important for the social, political and economic stability of a country. Pakistan is experiencing the largest cohort of youth in its recent history. A large portion of the Pakistani youth live in slums where opportunities regarding health are squeezed to scratch. This study focuses on knowledge, attitudes and practices of male youth living in slums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad regarding health and hygiene. A quantitative survey tool has been employed to collect data from respondents while respondents were selected through convenience sampling method. Though respondents had some knowledge regarding health and hygiene but due to lack of positive attitude or lack of facilities practices do not confirm with knowledge. Multi directional approach is required to improve KAP of male youth in slums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
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