The present study is on the health status of tribal women of Mayurbhanj. It covers a sample of 130 tribal females of Bhumij, Bathudi and Sabara communities of Shamakhunta block of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. The paper attempts to analyse various demographic indicators such as sex ratio, age at marriage, age at menarche, age at menopause, fertility and mortality differentials and their health consequences. The results indicate that these communities have better sex ratio compared to state and national averages, the women attain menopause at a later age while having early menarche. It is found that the introduction of NRHM has slightly improved the heath care infrastructure and delivery of health services but still it needs special health care strategies to reduce health disparities among tribal women of this region.
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