MORBIDITY PROFILE OF ELDERLY A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF URBAN AGRA

Kajal Srivastava, S C Gupta, S K Kaushal, Mridul Chaturvedi

Abstract


Research Question: What is the morbidity profile of geriatric population in urban Agra? Objectives: 1. To assess the morbidity profile of geriatric population in Urban Agra.
2. To make comparison of above findings among urban slum and elite area.Settings: Urban Agra. Study Subject: 500 people aged 60 years and above. Statistical Analysis : Percentages, chi- square and z test. Results : Morbidity load was found to be increased with increasing age. 89.2% population of elderly were having morbidities in urban areas.
Most common cause of morbidity observed was anaemia (‘26.20%) followed by cataract (24.4%,), hypertension and arthritis both as 22.2%. System wise musculoskeletal problems were most common (3 7.2%) and problems of nervous system were least (1.8%).

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Geriatrics; morbidity profile; urban.

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