Document Type : Research Article
Hygienic standards in pregnant female is of particular concern as it directly affect the outcomes of pregnancy. The objective of the study is to assess the physical, environmental and personal hygienic standard in tribal pregnant women of Punjab region. The interview with structured questionnaire was used to assess the hygienic standard in this group. The present study showed poor personal and environmental hygiene of tribal pregnant women. The majority 128 out of 300 (42.6%) are living in bad physical and environmental hygienic conditions, 139 out of 300 (46.3%) are living in average conditions and only 33 (11%) are living in good hygienic conditions. Study shows that majority 264 out of 300 (88%) followed average personal hygiene practices and 36 out of 300 (12%) showed bad personal hygiene practices. None of the respondent was observed to practice a good personal hygiene. It showed that the respondents need to be aware of better physical, environmental and personal hygiene practices.