Social Profile Of The Aged In An Urban Population

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1997-08-31

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  • J A Khan
  • Z Khan
  • A Z Khan
  • A Khan
  • M Yunus

Abstract

Research Problem: What is the socio-demographic profile of urban aged population in Aligarh city. Objectives: i) To describe the socio-demographic profile of the aged population in an urban area, ii) To describe the attitude of these people. Design:Cross-sectional study. Setting : Urban areas of Aligarh city. Participants : 3951 persons aged 60 years and above Study Variables: Socio-demographic characteristics, attitudes. Statistical Analysis : By proportions. Result: 15% of the total  stimated elderly population covering all 10 sectors of Aligarh city was studied. The majority ofthe elderly (72.4%) belonged to 60-70 years age group. Most of them (77.2%) were illiterate, 61.6% belonged to lower socio-economic classes (IV & V), 78.1 % lived in joint families. 39.6% of the aged felt that they were not being given due respect by family members. Nearly half of them had an indifferent or unhappy attitude towards life. Conclusion: The socio-demographic characteristics of the aged are important and must be kept in mind for developing programs to assist them in living as respectful senior citizens.

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Khan JA, Khan Z, Khan AZ, Khan A, Yunus M. Social Profile Of The Aged In An Urban Population. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1997 Aug. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];9(2):22-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/48

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