Respiratory symptoms and their determinants among adult women in an urban slum area of Delhi

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  • Shweta Arora
  • Sanjeev Kumar Rasania
  • Damodar Bachani
  • Asha Gandhi
  • Sunil K Chhabra

Abstract

Background: Globally, respiratory disorders accounted for 7.4% deaths, out of total deaths during the year 2015. Aim & Objective: - To estimate the magnitude of respiratory symptoms and their determinants in adult women of 18-59 years. Material & Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 500 women of 18-59 years in an urban slum of Delhi. Assessment of respiratory symptoms was done using questionnaire and observations on environmental conditions. Results: Overall prevalence of major respiratory symptoms was 24.8% in the study population. Dyspnea, chronic cough, chronic phlegm, wheeze was observed in 14.2%, 5.6%, 2.4% and 2.6% respectively.

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2017-06-30

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Arora S, Rasania SK, Bachani D, Gandhi A, Chhabra SK. Respiratory symptoms and their determinants among adult women in an urban slum area of Delhi. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 30 [cited 2021 Nov. 28];29(2):182-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/743

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