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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

Study of prevalence of chronic illness in a semiurban community in Pune Cantonment by household interview method.


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

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G S Saiprasad
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

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A household interview survey of 200 households in a semiurban community in Pune Cantonment carried out during 1979 revealed a prevalence rate (persons, 109/1000 of chronic illness. Prevalence rate (No. of illnesses) was 140/1000. Multiple illnesses were found among 23.5 percent of ill persons. The present survey has been found to bring out the nature and extent of the problem of chronic illness as perceived by the community and relationship of chronic illness to social factors. The information, can be useful for public health and further research.


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