Volume 5 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2022) Article No : 138
Elluri. Venaktesh and G. Asha Kumari

Abstract
A comparative study to assess the prevalence and behaviour regarding Covid -19 among public at selected rural and urban areas, Khammam, Telangana. Th objectives were to assess the prevalence of Covid-19 among rural and urban public, to assess the behaviour regarding Covid-19 among rural and urban public. To develop and distribute an information booklet on appropriate behavior regarding Covid- 19 to rural and urban public. Methodology: A quantitative survey approach and Cross-sectional comparative descriptive design was used for this study. The study was conducted at rural public of Raghunadhapalem and urban public of Sambani nagar, it is one of the urban areas of Khammam, Telangana. The sample comprised of 200 (100 from Urban and 100 from Rural) and sample was selected by Non-Probability Convenience Sampling Technique. The data was collected by interview technique and tool use for the study was structured Interview schedule. Results: The results revealed that 200 (100 from urban and 100 from rural) Period prevalence was calculated according to the census available at sub centre on 30th August 2021.The period prevalence in urban public at Sambani nagar was 4.5 and in rural public at Raghunadhapalem was 4. The period prevalence was almost same at both the places. When it comes to appropriate behaviour for Covid-19 pandemic situation the urban public are following the preventive measures 100% when compared to the rural public which is only 43.3%. Conclusion: The study concludes that the period prevalence is almost same with slight difference in urban and rural public. When it comes to appropriate behaviour for Covid-19 pandemic situation the urban public are following the preventive measures when compared to the rural public. So the rural public need to be given more awareness programs regarding appropriate behavior to prevent spread of Covid-19.

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