Youth Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about Malaria in District Layyah Punjab


  • Irfan Hussain Khan PhD Scholar, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Sofia Anwar Head of Economics Department, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Shumaila Hashim Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi, Pakistan,



Youth, Knowledge, Practice, Malaria, Layyah


Purpose: The present study is undertaken to examine youth knowledge, attitude and practices about malaria in district Layyah Punjab. There is little evidence that studies have been conducted to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth about malaria prevention. Thus the aim of the study is to explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of community youth about malaria prevention and management. A standardized structured questionnaire with Multiple Choice Questions was developed. Respondents was selected through simple random sample and questionnaire were used for data collection Thereafter the data were coded and entered in computer for analysis with SPSS and later for interpretation. The majority of respondents who participated in this study had positive attitude and with sufficient knowledge with low practices regarding malaria control and prevention. The findings of the study indicate that if people are supplied with accurate knowledge through appropriate channels, they may eventually have good practices in malaria prevention and management. Regular training on malaria prevention and management is necessary to address the knowledge gap revealed in the study.


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How to Cite

Irfan Hussain Khan, Sofia Anwar, & Shumaila Hashim. (2020). Youth Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about Malaria in District Layyah Punjab. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 3(2), 125-134.