MORBIDITY PROFILE OF ELDERLY A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF URBAN AGRA

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  • 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%).

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2010-06-30

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Srivastava K, Gupta SC, Kaushal SK, Chaturvedi M. MORBIDITY PROFILE OF ELDERLY A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF URBAN AGRA. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Oct. 1];22(1):51-5. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/168

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