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   1996| April-June  | Volume 40 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 29, 2010

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Awareness of AIDS among school children in Haryana.
AK Aggarwal, R Kumar
April-June 1996, 40(2):38-45
The study is aimed to assess the existing level of knowledge of school children of 9th and 10th classes about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Three high schools in an urban area and three in the villages of a district of North India were included in the study. A pretested closed-ended questionnaire was administered to 336 students available. Overall level of knowledge about AIDS was found to be high. However, there were significant differences in knowledge among rural-urban and male-female students. There were some misconceptions in knowledge regarding transmission, prognosis and prevention. Books and media were the most common sources of information. Most of the students wanted to learn more about AIDS. Since overall knowledge levels were high we conclude that AIDS education should concentrate on clarifying areas of misconceptions.
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Incidence of diarrhoea and some related environmental and behavioural factors in Jhuggis of Delhi.
P Lal, AK Bansal, CS Aggarwal, DK Taneja, V Gogia
April-June 1996, 40(2):35-7
A total of 6285 persons residing in 1090 households in three Jhuggi clusters of Delhi were studied for incidence of diarrhoea by 2 weeks recall method and environmental and behavioural factors affecting it. Overall incidence of Diarrhoea was 29.1 per thousand persons, and was selectively predominant among under fives (60.2 per thousand). This low incidence of diarrhoea could be attributed to safe drinking water availability and common practice of handwashing by most of the people. But unsafe storage of drinking water at household level (70.5%) and peridomestic open air defaecation by children (22.9%) are potential threat for transmission of the disease.
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Some host factors and seasonal variations in the fatal road traffic accidents occurring in eastern suburban Calcutta.
B Majumder, R Karmakar, T Bose, S Dasgupta, R Basu
April-June 1996, 40(2):46-9
An extensive study of road traffic accident cases occurring within eastern suburban Calcutta during April 1992 to March 1993 was done. Of which 276 fatal cases having minimum medical aids were taken into consideration to avoid erroneous interpretation. Male pedestrians of age group of 50 years and above were mostly involved during the time period of 5 A.M. to 12 Noon. Fatal Accidents mostly occurred during winter and on the broader roads (Highways) and in majority of cases victims were at fault.
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Community based study on maternal mortality in Jimma town, south western Ethiopia.
A Mersha, C Jira, S Demessie
April-June 1996, 40(2):30-4
A cross-sectional five years retrospective community based study was conducted in 1990 to determine maternal mortality rate in Jimma town, south-western Ethiopia. The maternal mortality rate was found to be 4.02/1000 live births. The results of the study revealed that major causes of maternal mortality in this area are sepsis, eclampsia and abortion. Out of all deaths, more than 50% occurred after delivery of a child. Besides, the study indicates poor trend in following antenatal care and family planning among maternal mortality cases. Recommendations are made for detailed wide scale study to generate policy issues on the subject.
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Strategy developed for rural health management : Chertala (Kerala) experiment for Brugian filariasis control.
S Sabesan, KN Panicker
April-June 1996, 40(2):54-5
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Breast feeding practices in Varanasi district (U.P.).
P Kaur, N Kaur
April-June 1996, 40(2):52-3
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World mental health : issues and challenges.
PK Dutta
April-June 1996, 40(2):27-9
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An analysis of cases referred for thyroid function disorder in a teaching hospital of Calcutta.
S Chauduri, A Roy, A Mukhergee, AB Biswas
April-June 1996, 40(2):50-1
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