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%).
Published
2010-06-30
How to Cite
SRIVASTAVA, Kajal et al. MORBIDITY PROFILE OF ELDERLY A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF URBAN AGRA. Indian Journal of Community Health, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 1, p. 51-55, june 2010. ISSN 2248-9509. Available at: <http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/151>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.
Section
Original Article

Keywords

Geriatrics; morbidity profile; urban.