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Health Literacy and Some Socio-Demographic Aspects under One Health Approach in Eastern Tanzania: Connections and Realities

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dc.contributor.author Muhanga, M.
dc.contributor.author Malungo, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Muhanga, M.I and Malungo, J.R.S. (2018). Health Literacy and Some Socio-Demographic Aspects under One Health Approach in Eastern Tanzania: Connections and Realities. Urban Studies and Public Administration, 1(1), 89-100. en_US
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2576-1986 (Print) ISSN 2576-1994 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3148
dc.description.abstract Health Literacy significantly contributes towards attaining good health particularly when taken into the context of the interface of humans, animals and the environment. This cross-sectional study assessed health literacy and its connections to other socio-demographic aspects under One Health Approach in Morogoro municipality and Mvomero districts in Tanzania. A structured questionnaire administered through a Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic platform was used to collect data from 240 respondents obtained through a multistage sampling procedure. Health Literacy was assessed using context specific assessment tool. IBM-SPSS v20 and Gretl software were used to analyze data. The results revealed Inadequate Health Literacy at 36.3%, Moderate Health Literacy at 30.8% and Adequate Health Literacy standing at 32.9%. There was no association between educational attainment and the level of Health Literacy revealed. Health Literacy was lower among older individuals, with 40.2% of those who had Inadequate Health Literacy were from the elderly age category, more females (56.3%) had Inadequate Health Literacy than males (43.7%), Adequate Health Literacy was observed among married respondents at 65.8% in the category. Health literacy varies across some socio-demographic aspects. It therefore remains imperative that interventions in scale up health literacy by various stakeholders to consider these socio-demographic aspects. en_US
dc.publisher Scholink INC en_US
dc.subject health literacy, socio-demographic aspects, health behaviour, one health approach, Tanzania en_US
dc.title Health Literacy and Some Socio-Demographic Aspects under One Health Approach in Eastern Tanzania: Connections and Realities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/268086292.pdf en_US


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