Nutritional status, fertility & mortality profile and health care practices are important parameters f'.or the assessment of health status of any community. Women are the main component of any society. Their health status is related with the development of the nation. Studies on tribal women have a significant for the overall development in their society. Present study has been carried out on Bhoksa tribal women of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The findings reveal th~;r. only 55% of the women were in normal state of nutrition. Total living children were 96.30%. Reproductive wastage rm:e per thousand pregnancieswas 13.51; general fertility rate for live irths per woman was 4.05; number of live births per thousand pregnancies was 176.58; Jiving children per woman was 3.9; whereas number of living children per thousand pregn..ncies was 962.96. 85 percent of the women had knowledge for prevention from AlDS. Concerning modes for prevention from AIDS, 54 percent said safe sex as a mode of prevention, 10 percent said blood test before transfusion, 15 percent said use of unsterilized needle; whereas 5 percent said no pregnancy is the best to prevent. The prenatal care among women was partially satisfactory.
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Sharma and Rajput (2014). Nutritional Status, Reproductive Behaviour and Prenatal Health Care Practices among the Bhoksa Tribal Women of Rishikesh Block of Dehradun District, Uttarakhand. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 27(1), pp. 78-81.