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Does The Availability of Basic Amenities Affect the Quality of Life for Women in Tribal Areas? A Cross-Sectional Analysis
This research article embodies the evolution of the lack of basic facilities for FATA women in the context of female quality of life (QoL) at Kurram agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A sample size of 279 was proportionally allocated to 4 randomly selected villages for data collection through the structured questionnaire technique. In addition, descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in the analysis. The study discovered that tribal women had a lack of doctors, schools, sanitary conditions, and transportation, as well as a low calorie intake per day, undernourishment, and a proper diet. It was also discovered that lack of proper diet, extreme undernourishment, excessive child bearing, female mortality rate, lack of schools and hospitals, and lack of springs, rivers, and pond water are all strongly related to female quality of life (QoL) in the study area. As a result of the government's lack of effective control over tribal areas and running the government through FCR, the government should be held accountable for female low quality of life (QoL). The study recommends improving female quality of life (QoL) in FATA by integrating FATA into Pakistan society, replacing FCR with constitutional rights, providing all basic services, and discouraging all norms and practices based on patriarchy, misinterpretation of religion and culture through the use of clergy, NGOs, and other government functionaries.
Index Terms- Basic Facilities, Quality of life, Female Health, FATA, Chi-square Test