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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-8

A study of health and health related social problems in the geriatric population in a rural area of Tamil Nadu.


Deputy Director of Health Services, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

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S Elango
Deputy Director of Health Services, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

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About 200 individuals aged 60 years and above, out of 317 total geriatric population of a small village in Tamil Nadu were subjected for complete clinical examinations with the objective of finding major health problems and associated social problems prevalent among these study population. Main causes of illness were found to be arthritis, cataract, bronchitis, skin diseases and malnutrition.


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