45% of Pakistanis said that members of their household fell ill due to the intensity of hot weather this season, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 45% of Pakistanis said that members of their household fell ill due to the intensity of hot weather this season.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Did any person in your household fall ill due to intensity of hot weather this season?” Responding to this, 45% answered yes and 54% said no. However, 1% did not give a response.

A comparison of answers between respondents from across the four provinces revealed that more people from KPK had their household members taken ill (65%) than in any other province. In Punjab (41%), Sindh (42%) and Balochistan (46%) a relatively smaller number of households reported ill-health in their families due to hot weather.

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 3, 2013 – June 10, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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