ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rural Social Transformation and Changes in Health Behaviour

This paper discusses the findings of a wide-ranging study of health behaviour in nineteen villages spread over eight states and covering a time-span of fifteen years. The study, which has provided a range of information on rural social, cultural and economic transformation on the one hand and changes in health behaviour on the other, highlights the close correlation between the two and brings out that change of health behaviour can be considered as one of the indices of the degree of rural transformation.

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