Epidemiology of disability in a rural community of Karnataka

Soans, Shashi J (2008) Epidemiology of disability in a rural community of Karnataka. Indian Journal of Public Health, 52 (3). pp. 125-129.

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence and pattern of disability in all age groups in a rural community of Karnataka. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during January-December 2004 among 1000 study subjects of all age groups selected randomly from four villages under rural field practice area of a teaching institution. Subjects were interviewed and examined using a predesigned schedule. Percentage prevalence, chi square test and multiple logistic regression analysis were used for statistical analysis. Results: The prevalence of disability was found to be 6.3%. Both physical and mental disabilities are of great concrn in this area. 80% of the disabled had multiple disabilities. Knowledge and occupation plays a major role as determinants of disability. Chronic medical conditions are also more common among disabled.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability; Epidemiology; Cross-sectional; Determinants.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 04:55
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 04:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150262

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