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Title: Morbidity Profile of Rural Geriatric Population in North India: A Community Based Cross-sectional Study.
Authors: Singh, Parveen
Gupta, Rajiv kumar
Jan, Rayaz
Shora, Tajali Nazir
Keywords: Morbidity Profile
Geriatric Population
Rural Area
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Parveen Singh,Rajiv Kumar Gupta,Rayaz Jan,Tajali Nazir Shora. Morbidity Profile of Rural Geriatric Population in North India: A Community Based Cross-sectional Study. JK Science Journal of Medical Education and Research. 2016 Apr-Jun;18(2): 98-102.
Abstract: The current cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of on eyear. Eight villages were chosen from Miran Sahib zone of R.S Pura block using simple random sampling. A pre-designed, pre-structured and validated questionnaire was applied to all persons aged ?60 Years. A total of 418 subjects (191 males and 227 females) comprised the study population.64.40% of the respondents belonged to 60-69 year age group. Among the morbidity distribution in the study population, visual impairment (54.06%) was the most common, followed by hypertension (35.89%), arthritis (34.21%), diabetes mellitus (12.92%) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (5.50%). COPD was higher in males and arthritis was higher in females and the gender disease association was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05). The results have shown high morbidity in the study population especially of visual impairment and cardio-vascular diseases. Respiratory diseases especially COPD morbidity was higher in males, while arthritis morbidity was more in females.
URI: http://imsear.searo.who.int/handle/123456789/179409
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