Morbidity Pattern Among Elderly Population In A Rural Area Of Dehradun In Uttaranchal

  • K S Negi
  • S D Kandpal
  • S Gupta

Abstract

Research Question : What is the morbidity pattern among elderly people in rural area of Dehradun? Objectives : (1)     To assess the morbidity pattern among elderly population. (2)     To assess the psycho-social problems among elderly people. (3)     To assess the relationship between addiction and hypertension among them. Study design : Cross-Sectional. Setting : Atturwala - a rural area of district Dehradun in Uttaranchal. Participants : 332 elderly people aged 60 years and above. Statistical Analysis : Proportions, Chi-Square test. Results ; It was observed that 78.3% elderly had ophthalmic problem, 69.3% elderly had psycho-social problems followed by hypertension (49.1%), Chronic bronchitis (22%) and asthma (12%). A significant relation was found between hypertention and addiction i. e. smoking and / or alcohol (p<.001). Respiratory diseases were found in 47.3% elderly persons. Depression was highly dominating problem among elderly (59.6%).

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Published
2004-06-30
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Negi KS, Kandpal SD, Gupta S. Morbidity Pattern Among Elderly Population In A Rural Area Of Dehradun In Uttaranchal. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2004Jun.30 [cited 2020Sep.29];16(1):14-8. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/87
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