Modified BG Prasad’s Socio-economic Classification-2018: The need of an update in the present scenario

  • Vivek Kumar Pandey RESIDENT
  • Pradeep Aggarwal Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, P.O.-Doiwala, Dehradun-248016
  • Rakesh Kakkar Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Ram Nagar, P.O.-Doiwala, Dehradun-248016

Abstract

Modified BG Prasad socioeconomic scale has been in use for determining the socio-economic status of study subjects in community based health studies in India since 1961.It is an income-based scale and, therefore, constant update is required to take inflation and depreciation of rupee into account. For industrial workers (IW), the consumer price index (CPI) is used to calculate updated income categories at any given point of time, viz Jan 2018.

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Published
2018-03-31
How to Cite
PANDEY, Vivek Kumar; AGGARWAL, Pradeep; KAKKAR, Rakesh. Modified BG Prasad’s Socio-economic Classification-2018: The need of an update in the present scenario. Indian Journal of Community Health, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 1, mar. 2018. ISSN 2248-9509. Available at: <http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2001>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2018.
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Short Article