Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1992  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 78--86

Study of leprosy among slum dwellers in Pune. Part-I. Prevalence.


BK Krishnan, A Gokarn 
 Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

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B K Krishnan
Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

While conducting a point prevalence total population survey in Ghorpuri slum in Pune, the overall prevalence or leprosy was 9.16 per thousand. The prevalence rate varied in different bastis with Madari basti having a very high prevalence rate of 17.31 per thousand and showing clustering. Prevalence was highest in age group 31-40 years, females, Muslims, Widower/widow, skilled workers, illiterates and primary school educated and the lower socio-economic groups. Joint families had the highest prevalence of leprosy (20.83/1,000) and also higher prevalence was seen in families with more than 7 members.


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Krishnan B K, Gokarn A. Study of leprosy among slum dwellers in Pune. Part-I. Prevalence. Indian J Public Health 1992;36:78-86


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Krishnan B K, Gokarn A. Study of leprosy among slum dwellers in Pune. Part-I. Prevalence. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1992 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];36:78-86
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